Trudi Lacey

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Trudi Lacey
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Personal information
Born (1958-12-12) December 12, 1958 (age 58)
Nationality American
Career information
College NC State (1977–1981)
Coaching career 2001–2012
Career history
As coach:
2001–2002 Charlotte Sting (assistant)
2003–2005 Charlotte Sting
2009–2010 Washington Mystics (assistant)
2011–2012 Washington Mystics

Trudi Lacey (born December 12, 1958) is an American basketball head coach, most recently of the Washington Mystics of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

USA Basketball[edit]

Lacey was named to the team representing the USA at the inaugural William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. In subsequent years, the teams would be primarily college age players, but in the inaugural event, eight of the twelve players, including Lacey, were in high school. The USA team had a record of 3–4, finishing in fifth place, although one of the wins was over South Korea, who would go on to win the gold medal.[1]

Lacey was chosen to represent the USA on the USA Basketball team at the 1981 World University games, held in Bucharest, Romania. After winning the opening game, the USA was challenged by China, who held a halftime lead. The USA came back to win by two points, helped by 26 points from Denise Curry and 12 from Lacey. The USA was also challenged by Canada, who led at halftime, but the USA won by three points 79–76. The USA beat host team Romania to set up a match with undefeated Russia for the gold medal. The Russian team was too strong, and won the gold, leaving the USA with the silver medal. Lacey averaged 6.4 points per game.[2]

Lacey played on the 1983 World University games team, coached by Jill Hutchison. She helped the team win the gold medal.[3]

In 1995, Lacey served as an assistant coach to the R. William Jones Cup Team. The competition was held in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team won its first six games, but four of the six were won by single-digit margins. Their seventh game was against Russia, and they fell 100–84. The final game was against South Korea, and a victory would assure the gold medal, but the South Korean team won 80–76 to win the gold medal. The USA team won the bronze.[4]


  1. ^ "1977 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Eleventh World University Games -- 1981". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Twelvth [sic] World University Games -- 1983". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "1995 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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