Jocelyn McGilberry
Jocelyn McGilberry

Position:
Associate Coach

Alma Mater:
Auburn 1990


02/10/2012

Women's Basketball To Play At State Sunday

Ole Miss Will Take On Mississippi State Sunday At 2:30 p.m. On FSN

11/16/2011

Women's Hoops Hosts South Alabama Friday

Rebels Looks To Improve To 2-0 At Home This Season

Jocelyn McGilberry is entering her ninth year with Ole Miss in 2011-12. She is in her second year as an associate coach after serving seven years as an assistant coach with the Rebels from 2003-09.

McGilberry, an excellent communicator with a track record of success, joined the Rebel basketball staff on May 5, 2003. She works primarily with the post players and has a heavy emphasis with recruiting.

McGilberry played an instrumental role in signing Valencia McFarland who was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2011 and was ranked as the 14th-best point guard and the 38th-best overall player (ESPN HoopGurlz) coming out of high school in 2010. She was also a two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Mississippi and selected to the USA Basketball Pan American Games in 2011.

Additionally, McGilberry helped ink newcomers for the 2011-12 season in Danielle McCray and Monique Jackson who have received national recruiting attention. McCray is the 85th-best player and the 25th-best post player in the nation according to ESPN HoopGurlz and was named the 2011 Florida Miss Basketball as a senior. Jackson (40th-best post) was also ranked by the same publication. McGilberry also helped sign Tia Faleru and Amber Singletary for 2011.

In November of 2010, ESPN HoopGurlz ranked the 2011-12 incoming class of Ole Miss as the 45th-best class in the nation in front of conference foes Auburn and Arkansas. During her time at Ole Miss, many of McGilberry's efforts have shown up in ranked classes as she was instrumental in signing a Top-15 class in 2005-06 and the 2006-07 signing class was also rated as one of the best in the country.

McGilberry made an immediate impact at Ole Miss, where she has served as the recruiting coordinator on the Rebel staff. In her first season in Oxford, she helped guide the Rebels to the 2004 NCAA Tournament. It was Ole Miss' first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1996.

In addition to outstanding recruiting efforts with the Rebels, McGilberry has played a huge role in the development of some of the Rebels' top post players. She helped lead former Rebel Amber Watts to an All-SEC second team selection in 2005 before doing the same for Shawn Goff. In addition, McGilberry aided Goff in her record-breaking season of 2007-08, where she set a new single season school record with 67 blocked shots. Goff went on to become the school's all-time blocked shots leader in 2009 and finished her career with 208 rejections.

Prior to arriving at Ole Miss, McGilberry served as an assistant coach at Mississippi State for eight seasons. She helped guide the Lady Bulldogs to a 138-98 record, six-straight postseason appearances, including four NCAA Tournaments and two WNIT bids.

While at Mississippi State, McGilberry's main responsibilities were on-court teaching, recruiting and travel. As the lead recruiter, she was instrumental in bringing in both LaToya Thomas, SEC Player of the Year and four-time All-American, and Tan White who also garnered SEC Player of the Year honors to Mississippi State. She oversaw the management of team equipment and assisted with scheduling. In addition, McGilberry was in charge of team development on and off the court, including evaluation and oversight of team individual workouts and performance, development of leadership, and team individual accountability on the court, in the classroom and in the community.

McGilberry joined the MSU staff after working as an assistant coach at South Alabama from September 1992 through January 1995. In January, she moved up from assistant coach and assumed the role of interim head coach of the Lady Jaguars before leaving for Starkville.

The Ellisville, Miss., native began her coaching career under former Ole Miss head coach Carol Ross at Florida in 1990 as a part-time assistant coach. McGilberry worked at Florida for part of the season, before going off to play professionally in Switzerland and Sweden. While in Sweden, she helped lead her Sodertalje team to the 1992 European Cup.

McGilberry is no stranger to SEC women's basketball or the state of Mississippi. She was a two-time all-state performer at South Jones High School before deciding to play college basketball at Auburn. A four-year letterwinner on The Plains, she was the starting co-captain on Auburn's 1988-89 SEC championship team that advanced to the NCAA finals. During her time at Auburn, the Lady Tigers compiled an impressive 119-13 record, won three SEC regular-season titles and were two-time NCAA finalists.

In 1989 McGilberry was named the Auburn Lady Tiger Unsung Heroine and the NAACP Outstanding Achiever. A 1990 AU graduate in Apparel and Textile Design, she is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association. In addition to her coaching endeavors, McGilberry also enjoys spending quality time with her two favorite possessions, her Tennessee Walking Horses. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and attends the Clearcreek Missionary Baptist Church.

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