Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Head Coach
Trina Patterson is in her third year as head coach at UNCG during the 2018-19 season. In her second year at the helm, Patterson led the Spartans to another double-digit win season, earning 13 wins with six coming in Southern Conference play. The 2017-18 season saw UNCG start the season fast; winning four of the first five games, including a 13-point victory at home over VCU. In SoCon play, UNCG earned four SoCon wins at home, starting the run off with a 15-point win over Wofford at home, where Ije Ajemba first set the Division I era rebounding record. UNCG outlasted the Furman Paladins in a double overtime victory just two days later. The Spartans swept the season series with Western Carolina. In the first matchup in Cullowhee, Nadine Soliman scored a career-high 33 points, going 13-of-16 from the field and tied her own record, along with Mickey Haywood, for 3-pointers made in a season. UNCG then knocked off the SoCon's second-place team ETSU at home, earning a 65-61 win before hitting the road. UNCG defeated Wofford in overtime in Spartanburg with Ajemba breaking her own school record by grabbing 22 rebounds in the victory. The Spartans ended the regular season by finishing the sweep of Western Carolina. In the first round of the SoCon Tournament, the Spartans outlasted the three-seeded Chattanooga Mocs, 70-66 in overtime to earn the program's eighth-win over the perennial SoCon power. The Spartans then took the second-seeded ETSU Bucs down to the wire, falling 54-52 in the tournament's semifinals.   FULL BIO
Trina Patterson
 
Cait Wetmore
Assistant Coach
Cait Wetmore is in her fifth season at UNCG and third under head coach Trina Patterson, working primarily with the Spartan guards.   FULL BIO
Cetera DeGraffenreid
Assistant Coach
UNCG women's basketball head coach Trina Patterson announced the addition of assistant coach Cetera DeGraffenreid for the upcoming season. DeGraffenreid comes to UNCG after coaching at Gardner-Webb for the last three seasons. She played professionally in Israel for two seasons after being a student-athlete at the University of North Carolina. "We are excited to announce that Cetera DeGraffenreid will join our Spartan Athletic family." Head coach Trina Patterson said, "She has a tremendous basketball pedigree and a proven track record for recruiting, developing and mentoring quality student-athletes. She is a relentless worker and has a passion for the game. She has experienced success at every level of her basketball career." As an assistant coach at Gardner-Webb, DeGraffenreid worked specifically with the guards, planning and executing the team's player development sessions. She coached the runner up of the Big South's Player of the Year award in 2016, as well as coaching an All-Big South honorable mention in 2017, and a pair of All-Big South second team honorees in 2018. While at Gardner-Webb, she worked as a physical education instructor for two years. As a professional basketball player, DeGraffenreid played with the Ramat Gan Organization in 2012 and Habbika in 2011. In her playing days in Chapel Hill, DeGraffenreid was a unanimous ACC All-Freshman honoree, was named one of the top five point guards in the nation by ESPN.com in 2009 as well as being a finalist for the Nancy Liberman Award. She was a three-time All-ACC selection and is the current all-time leader in career free throws made. She ranks third in Tar Heel history in both assists and steals and finished her career with 1,562 points.   FULL BIO
Noelle Cobb
Graduate Manager
Noelle Cobb Bio   FULL BIO