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Women’s Basketball: Guillory To Leave Women’s Basketball Program


Associate head coach helped Louisiana to 2015 WBI Championship

LAFAYETTE – Sallie Guillory, who served the past three seasons as Associate Head Coach for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns women’s basketball team, announced that she is leaving the program effective April 30 to pursue a position with Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette.

A national search for Guillory’s 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," head 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 spent the past three seasons as associate head coach and 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, Louisiana 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.

"It has been an honor to serve our student-athletes alongside all of the amazing coaches here at UL. It was a privilege to coach these young women over the last three years and see each of them grow into the strong women that they are today. They have accomplished so much on and off the court, but I am most proud of who they have become in the process. I can not wait to see the great things in their future."

Prior to serving as Brodhead’s top assistant at Louisiana, Guillory spent three years as an assistant coach at McNeese State. At MSU, she was also the recruiting coordinator and social media director.
A 2005 graduate of Louisiana, aided the Cowgirls to two NCAA appearances, the first two in school history, and to their first regular season Southland Conference Championship in 2011. The Cowgirls made it back-to-back in 2012, winning the conference tournament and advancing to the NCAA Tournament.
As recruiting coordinator she helped sign one of the best classes in McNeese State history in 2011-12, including the Louisiana High School All-Star game MVP, five all-state selections, two district MVP’s and two all-region junior college players.
Before moving to McNeese State, she served as Brodhead’s assistant coach at Teurlings Catholic High School from 2001-2006. She helped Brodhead guide the Lady Rebels to four straight district championships, three semifinal appearances and a Class 3A state runner-up finish.
From 2007-09, she took over the team after Brodhead left for McNeese State and led the Lady Rebels to a pair of district titles, two bi-district playoff appearances and two regional finals while being named District 5-4A Coach of the Year both seasons.
She also served as a coach for the Acadiana Stars girl’s basketball AAU program, leading them to five national tournament appearances.