Loyola women's basketball completes staff

Thu, 08/12/2010

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NEW ORLEANS, La. – Loyola University New Orleans head women’s basketball coach Kellie Kennedy announced the hiring of assistant coaches Lindsay Werntz and Denis Aidoo.

Werntz comes to Loyola after a head coaching stint at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas in 2007-08. In addition to her coaching duties, she created a strength and condition program and also handled all the operations of the program such as budgeting, fundraising, and scheduling.

Before Hill, Werntz held several assistant coaching positions. Her first assistant position came at Florida Gulf Coast in 2002-03 where the team recorded a 30-1 record. She then spent two years at Midland College from 2004-06 before joining the University of Nevada in 2006.

Werntz played college basketball for a season at Arkansas State before spending two seasons at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne from 2000-02. While at IPFW, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in general studies. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in health and physical Education at Marshall University in 2004 where she also served as a graduate assistant for the women’s basketball team.

Aidoo, a part time assistant, joins the Wolfpack after a one-year stint as an assistant coach for the Slidell High School boys’ varsity basketball team where he coached the junior varsity and freshman teams. From 2005-07, he served as an assistant for the Pope John Paul High School girls’ basketball team.

In the AAU circuit, Aidoo is currently the head coach of Kenner Angel under 15 girls program. He took over the head coaching position in 2007 after serving as an assistant for two years.

Aidoo earned his Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from LSU and is currently employed at the Naval Oceanographic Office.

“I’m really excited about the addition of Lindsay and Denis to our staff. They bring a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge to our staff. They will fit in well with the goals and mission of our program,” said third-year head coach Kellie Kennedy.

Werntz replaces Jamie Thomatis, who was named the assistant coach at NCAA Division I Davidson College. Aidoo takes Fran Boffone’s position, who left to return to private business.

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