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 eight seasons as the head coach at her alma mater. She is the second-winningest coach in Purdue history, earning her 180th victory on the Boilermaker sidelines on Feb. 20, 2014, and earned career victory No. 300 with an NCAA First Round victory on March 22, 2014. She has compiled a 183-88 record with the Boilermakers, an average of 23 wins per season, a 300-153 in 14 seasons as a Division I head coach, and her current contract has secured her presence on the Boilermaker sidelines through at least the 2017-18 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 is in her ninth season at Purdue, after spending one season as an assistant at Indiana for head coach Sharon Versyp, and was promoted to the Boilermakers’ associate head coach by Versyp on April 22, 2014. Morgan’s primary duties include serving as recruiting coordinator, scouting and game preparation 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.”
Kelly Komara Assistant Coach
Assistant coach Kelly Komara rejoined the Boilermaker family on May 5, 2014, returning to her alma mater after leading Purdue to a pair of NCAA Championship games and the 1999 national title. Komara will work primarily with the Boilermaker guards in addition to game preparation and recruiting responsibilities.
Komara came to Purdue after a two-year stint at the University of Albany, where she helped the Great Danes to a combined 55-9 record, a pair of America East Conference titles and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. Working with the Albany post players, she was instrumental in the development of 2014 America East Conference Player of the Year Shereesha Richards and First Team All-America East center Megan Craig. She also oversaw scheduling for the Great Danes, served as the team’s strength, conditioning and nutrition liaison, worked on scouting reports and game preparation and assisted with recruiting. Before Albany, Komara worked at Valparaiso, Auburn and Northwestern in a variety of roles. In 2001, she was drafted in the third round by the Indiana Fever and played professionally for the Grand Rapids Blizzards in the National Women’s Basketball League.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton Assistant Coach
Former Boilermaker Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton joined the Purdue women’s basketball coaching staff on Oct. 1, 2012. The Naperville, Ill., native played professional basketball sfter graduating from Purdue, finishing her pro career with the WNBA’s Washington Mystics in 2012 to coach at her alma mater.
This is 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.
Tim Bertsch Video Coordinator
Tim Bertsch is in his third season as the video coordinator for the Purdue women’s basketball program. Bertsch graduated from Purdue in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.
Bertsch’s duties include capturing and breaking down game and practice video for scouting purposes and for player and team development, coordinating film exchange with opponents, updating and managing the women’s basketball video server, creating motivational and highlight videos and assisting with the graphic design of mailings and presentations.
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