Hundreds of students put down their books Monday evening to attend the 26th annual Midnight Breakfast
Tamika Louis is in her first season as assistant coach on fourth-year head coach Mike Bozeman's staff. Louis spent the past four seasons serving as assistant coach at Big East program St. John's (2009-11) and Big Ten program Illinois (2007-09).
Louis will serve as recruiting coordinator, work with the team's guards and assist with scouting and practice planning for the Colonials.
Louis comes to GW after spending the past two seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at St. John's, where she helped the Red Storm to a 47-18 overall record, 21-11 mark in the Big East, and back-to-back trips to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
"The opportunity to be a part of the Colonials program is a dream come true for me," said Louis. "I'm part of a program that has a great athletic tradition and a desire to be amongst the elite programs in the country. The sky is the limit for this program with incoming athletic director Patrick Nero's vision and Coach Bozeman's passion and leadership, and I have a deep sense of gratitude for this opportunity."
While at SJU, Louis was responsible for the development of the Red Storm's guards, including 2010 Big East Freshman Team honoree and Full Court Press Second Team Freshman All-American Shennieka Smith. She also assisted with game scouting, player academic progress and player mentoring.
Prior to her tenure at St. John's, Louis was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for two seasons at Illinois where she helped the Fighting Illini land the third-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2009 and post a 20-win season in 2008.
A native of Flint, Mich., Louis was the head coach at Mott Community College in her hometown from 2002-05. Her teams posted a 58-33 overall record during her three seasons, including a 27-7 mark, perfect 16-0 conference record and NJCAA National Tournament appearance in 2005. She was named the Michigan Community College Athletic Association and Region XII Coach of the Year that season.
Prior to her head coaching tenure at Mott, Louis served stints as associate varsity coach at Central High in Fresno, Calif. (1998-99), associate head coach at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio (2000-01), and assistant coach at Rhodes High School in Cleveland (2001-02).
Louis served as captain and starting point guard at Fresno State from 1996-98 after beginning her collegiate playing career at West Virginia in 1993-94. As a senior at Fresno State, she finished fourth in the Western Athletic Conference in assists and currently ranks seventh on the Bulldogs' career assists list.
Louis worked in the private sector at General Motors for eight years, earning the company's Corporate Woman of the Year in 2003.
Also an Academic All-WAC performer, Louis graduated cum laude from Fresno State with a bachelor's degree in communications in 1997 and earned a master's degree in the same field in 1999.
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