Sharon Versyp Head Coach
Just as she did as a player, head coach Sharon Versyp has put her stamp on the Purdue women's basketball program. The former Boilermaker point guard has led Purdue to four Big Ten Tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament Elite Eight appearances in her 10 seasons as the head coach at her alma mater. She became the winningest coach in program history in 2015-16, earning her 207th victory on the Boilermaker sidelines with a 63-53 Barn Burner Trophy victory over Indiana in Mackey Arena on Jan. 10, 2016. Her 16-year career record as a head coach stands at 331-185, and her 214-120 mark with the Boilermakers yields an average of 21 wins per season. Versyp's current contract has secured her presence on the Boilermaker sidelines through at least the 2021-22 season.
Versyp's impact on basketball in the Hoosier state was recognized on April 24, 2010, when she was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in her first year of eligibility, an honor that includes Larry Bird and John Wooden. On June 22, 2013, Versyp was inducted into New England Basketball Hall of Fame for her stint as the head coach at Maine as well as her ensuing success. In addition to being named the America East Conference Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2005, Versyp was named the 2007 WBCA Region VI Coach of the Year and most recently was honored as the 2014 ESPNW Big Ten Coach of the Year.
Nadine Morgan Associate Head Coach
Nadine Morgan enters her 11th season with the Boilermakers, serving as an assistant coach for eight seasons before being promoted to associate head coach in 2014. She has spent 11 of her 13 years in college coaching with head coach Sharon Versyp, logging one season at Indiana before arriving at Purdue, and spending two years as an assistant at James Madison. Morgan's primary duties with the Boilermakers include recruiting coordination, scouting and guard development.
"I consider it a blessing and a privilege to be a part of the Purdue Women's Basketball program," Morgan says. "It is rare to find a place that combines a prestigious top-25 academic institution with a rich winning tradition in women's basketball, plus an administrative team that really backs the program. We have incredible fans who help us maintain top attendance nationally, we have state of the art facilities and an amazing family-oriented team and staff."
Beth Couture Assistant Coach
Beth Couture joined the Boilermaker coaching staff in June of 2016, coming to Purdue after one season as the associate head coach at Cleveland State University. Her short stint with the Vikings came after head-coaching stints at Converse College, Butler University and Presbyterian College.
Couture started her coaching career at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina, where she was an assistant coach for two seasons before serving as the head coach of the Blue Hose for 13 seasons. She compiled 258 wins, posting 20-plus victories eight times, including a 28-2 mark in 1999-00, as Presbyterian won the South Athletic Conference championship and was ranked as high as fourth in NCAA Division II. Couture led Presbyterian to six NCAA postseason appearances, four SAC tournament titles and three SAC regular-season titles. Her squads achieved 10 all-league honors, including three SAC Players of the Year and two SAC Freshmen of the Year, and Couture was a four-time SAC Coach of the Year recipient.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton Assistant Coach
Former Boilermaker Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton joined the Purdue women's basketball coaching staff in 2012. The Naperville, Ill., native played professional basketball between her playing days with the Boilermakers and her coaching position, most recently with the WNBA's Washington Mystics.
It is technically Wisdom-Hylton's second stint on the Boilermaker coaching staff as she served in a temporary capacity as an assistant coach for part of the 2009-10 season.
Terry Kix Director of Operations
Director of Basketball Operations Terry Kix is entering her eighth year at Purdue. She brought 15 years of field hockey head coaching experience and three years as the senior women's administrator at the University of Maine to the Boilermaker program.
Kix's primary duties at Purdue include coordinating team travel, assisting with academic progress, community outreach and marketing and coordinating summer camps. For two years at Purdue, Kix served as the supervisory administrator for women's soccer and men's and women's swimming and diving.
Matthew Layman Video Coordinator
Purdue women's basketball head coach Sharon Versyp announced the hiring of Matthew Layman as the new video coordinator for the Boilermakers on Monday. Layman comes to Purdue after stops at Heidelberg University and Case Western Reserve, and was a student-athlete at Manchester University in Northeast Indiana.
"We're excited to have Matthew join our staff and become part of the Purdue women's basketball family," said Versyp. "He has a fantastic basketball mind and between his experience as a student-athlete and working in various roles in athletics, he brings a perspective that will help our program."