McNeese adds LSU-Eunice’s Amanda Clemons to women’s basketball coaching staff

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LAKE CHARLES – McNeese head women’s basketball coach Kacie Cryer has announced the addition of Amanda Clemons to her coaching staff.

Clemons spent the last five years as the head women’s basketball coach at LSUE where she guided the Bengals to two straight conference titles including a 22-4 record during the 2017-18 season.

“We are thrilled to announce that Amanda will be joining our staff,” said head coach Kacie Cryer. “What a great addition to our program and McNeese Athletics. Amanda’s energy, passion, work ethic, success and love for her players made her the right fit for what we are building here at McNeese! Amanda did a tremendous job at LSUE during her time, where she took a losing program and turned it into a winning program, and we are looking for her to come in and help us continue our path of success at McNeese. We are very excited to add her experience and knowledge to an already great staff.”

Most recently, Clemons was named the 2018-19 LCCAC Coach of the Year after guiding LSUE to a second consecutive undefeated conference record and its second consecutive LCCAC title with an 18-4 record before bowing out in the first round of the Region 23 Tournament.

Clemons, who was a guard at LSUE from 2001-2004 under the program’s first head coach Kathy Barlow, went on to play at Louisiana College before a high school coaching career that includes being named the Louisiana Class 3A Coach of the Year in 2011.

After a playing career at LSUE and Louisiana College, Clemons earned her master’s degree while serving as an assistant coach at Mississippi College, where she gained experience in recruiting student-athletes and monitoring academic performance in addition to on-court coaching.

As a high school head coach, she was named the District Coach of the Year and Parish Coach of the Year in addition to her State Coach of the Year honor in 2011 after leading her team to a state finalist finish in her first season as a head coach.

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