September 4, 1966 |
Syracuse, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1989–1991||Westhill Senior HS|
|1991–1993||Boston College (asst.)|
|2000–2002||Michigan State (asst.)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|CAA Coach of the Year (2004)|
Felisha Legette-Jack (born September 4, 1966) is the Head Women's basketball coach at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Prior to that, she spent six seasons at Indiana University, where she headed up the women's program, leading the Hoosiers to three postseason appearances.
Coming from a very athletically gifted family, she first came to prominence at Nottingham Senior High School in the mid 80s. Her brother, Ronnie, had led the Bulldogs to a state championship earlier, but Felisha went one better, leading the Lady Bulldogs to two state titles before going on to star at Syracuse University.
Legette-Jack was fired by Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was hired by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Athletic Director Danny White on June 14, 2012, marking White's first coaching hire at UB.
Legette-Jack served as an assistant coach of the U19 team representing the USA at the 2005 FIBA Americas U19 Championship for Women in Tunis, Tunisia. The USA team won all eight of their games, including the championship game against Serbia & Montenegro. Crystal Langhorne hit 77.5% of her field goal attempts, to lead the USA scorers with over 16 points per game. Candice Wiggins was close behind with almost 16 points per game. The USA team was dominant, winning every game by more than 20 points.
Head coaching record
|Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association) (2002–2006)|
|2005–06||Hofstra||19-12||12-6||4th||WNIT 2nd Round|
|Indiana (Big Ten Conference) (2006–2012)|
|2006–07||Indiana||19-14||6-10||T-8th||WNIT 3rd Round|
|2007–08||Indiana||18-15||10-8||T-5th||WNIT 2nd Round|
|Buffalo (Mid-American Conference) (2012–present)|
|2014–15||Buffalo||19–13||11–7||3rd (East)||WNIT 1st round|
|2015-16||Buffalo||20-14||8-10||3rd (East)||NCAA First Round|
|2017-18||Buffalo||29-5||16-2||1st (East)||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|Buffalo:||88–67 (.568)||47–41 (.534)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
- Stuzman, Trent. "Felisha Legette-Jack fired". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
- Harris, Jay. "Legette-Jack named head women's basketball coach". WIVB.com News Channel 4. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
- "SIXTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
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