Ragin' Cajuns assistant women's basketball coach Sallie Guillory to leave the university _lowres

Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- University of Louisiana at Lafayette Assitant Women's Basketball Coach Sallie Guillory works with the team during practice Tuesday in Lafayette.


LAFAYETTE – Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball assistant coach Sallie Guillory is leaving the program effective April 30 to pursue a position with Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette.

Guillory was an assistant coach for three seasons.

A national search for her replacement will begin immediately.

“Sallie has decided to take a position where she will continue to work with athletic programs on the high school and collegiate levels,” women's coach Garry Brodhead said. “This opportunity will allow her to follow a dream that she has had for some time now. For 12 years, Sallie has been working along side of myself in helping to grow the game of basketball in South Louisiana. Sallie has meant a lot to myself, my family, and our program and we appreciate all she has done and wish her the best of luck as she follows her passion.”

Guillory served as the team’s defensive coordinator, helping guide the Ragin’ Cajuns to the 2015 Women’s Basketball Invitational championship. During the 2014-15 season, the Ragin’ Cajuns finished fifth in the nation in turnover margin and 30th in steals per game. As a unit, the team limited opponents to 58.9 points per game – the third-lowest in the Sun Belt Conference and 56th overall out of 343 Division I programs.

Individually during the 2014-15 season, junior Kia Wilridge led the Sun Belt Conference and finished 22nd nationally in steals while Keke Veal and Jaylyn Gordon ranked fifth and eighth, respectively, among the SBC leaders.

“I have loved every minute of my time here at UL,” Guillory said. “I am so appreciative of Coach Brodhead and Andrea (Brodhead) for all of the opportunities they have given me over the last 13 years of coaching. Most importantly, I am thankful for our friendship and their belief in me.