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Wiley introduces McGee as Wildcats' Women's Basketball Head Coach
Women's Basketball - Mon, Jun. 19, 2017

MARSHALL, Texas -- Bianca McGee is ready to continue the Wiley women's basketball team's winning tradition following her official introduction as head coach during at a press conference Tuesday at Alumni Gymnasium.

"I'm up to the challenge," McGee said. "I want to lead the Lady Wildcats to be great people on and off the court, in the community, and continue their success in the classroom."

McGee succeeds Ashley Walker – who was hired as head coach at Mississippi Valley State University after leading Wiley College to a 39-17 record in her two seasons. McGee joins the Lady Wildcats after spending last season as an assistant coach at Trinity Valley Community College (Texas). In 2015-16, she was an assistant coach at Ranger College (Texas) and served as acting head coach.

As a player, McGee was team captain at Kilgore College (Texas) from 2010-2012. She also helped with administrative duties including creating team schedules, leading team meetings and critiquing game film. She played her final two seasons at NCAA Division I program Western Kentucky University and also was selected as team captain.

She had the opportunity to try out for WNBA teams New York Liberty and Indiana Fever. McGee was heavily involved in community service with participation in various outreaches, basketball camps and high school basketball programs throughout.

Athletic Director Dr. Joseph L. Morale explained why he chose McGee.

"When I talked with Bianca, she emphasized that she was self-motivated, dedicated and a fast learner," Morale said. "I asked her if she was up to the challenge of leading a highly successful program and she did not hesitate with a resounding 'yes'."

The Lady Wildcats return eight from last season's 22-7 RRAC semifinalist team. Taylor Hawkins is the only returning starter. Ty Colquitt averaged 21 minutes off the bench and some starts. Malachi McQueen is the leading returning scorer with 6.5 points per game. Ariel Taylor averaged eight points per game in six games played. She missed the rest of the season recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident.

"In order for a team to be truly successful, it's going to take everyone in the athletic department and campus," McGee related. "I hope you all will help me on this journey of excellence."