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.
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.