Armintie Herrington Promoted to Assistant Coach
May 3, 2018

OXFORD, Miss. - Armintie Herrington, one of the most decorated players in Ole Miss women's basketball history, has been promoted to join first-year head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin's staff as an assistant coach, McPhee-McCuin announced Thursday.

Herrington had most recently served on staff as the Coordinator of Player Engagement, which was centered on day-to-day running of the program in academics, recruiting and community service, in addition to serving as an alumni liaison.


"Armintie is exactly what this program needs," McPhee-McCuin said. "We need someone who loves Ole Miss, someone who is a proven winner, and someone who is both a great person and a tireless worker. Armintie is `Mississippi Made,' and the goal is to recruit individuals who exhibit not just her talent, but her character as well. I have been fortunate in these last few weeks to evaluate Armintie on the court as a coach and out on the recruiting trail, and I am excited that she is joining us in this capacity. I look forward to seeing the lives she will impact in the process."


Herrington previously served as an assistant coach at Ole Miss from 2009-12 following her historic Ole Miss career and her WNBA career that began with her selection as the No. 3 pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky.


"I am so grateful for the opportunity that Coach Yo and the athletic administration have given me to serve these young ladies, the women's basketball program and the university in a greater capacity," Herrington said. "I am excited about the vision that Coach Yo has for the basketball program, and I am committed to working hard to restore national prominence to the program that both current and former players, students, alumni, fans and supporters of Ole Miss can be proud of."


As a Rebel from 2004-07, Herrington was an All-American, three-time First-Team All-SEC honoree and a two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year selection. Herrington, who was Price during her playing days, was also the 2003-04 SEC Freshman of the Year. She was lightly recruited out of high school in Myrtle, Mississippi, but her name is etched in the Ole Miss and SEC record books, as she is one of just three players to score over 2000 points in her Ole Miss career. She still holds the SEC record for steals in a game with 12 against Illinois in 2006-07 and the SEC record for free throw attempts in a season (301) in 2006-07 and career free throws with 932 throughout her career. Herrington still holds nine Ole Miss women's basketball records.

With the Chicago Sky, Herrington went on to earn WNBA Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 7.9 points per game to go along with 6.0 rebounds per game in her first season in the league. Herrington spent three years with the Sky before spending five years with the Atlanta Dream where she twice earned a spot on the All-WNBA Defensive team and led the Dream to the WNBA Finals three times. After a stint with the Los Angeles Sparks, where her former collegiate coach and former Ole Miss women's basketball player, Carol Ross, coached her, Herrington played her final WNBA season in 2015 with the Washington Mystics

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