Cait Wetmore completed her fifth season at UNCG and third under head coach Trina Patterson, working primarily with the Spartan guards, and was promoted in June to associate head coach.
Wetmore’s current roles with the program are overseeing the defense, designing and executing all out of bounds plays and the development of the perimeter players. She has helped three guards earn multiple All-Southern Conference Honors in her time in Greensboro: Lucy Mason, Nadine Soliman and Bailey Williams.
Soliman earned her third-straight All-Southern Conference selection as a junior with a spot on the first team. She had one of the best individual scoring seasons in program history, leading the league and ranked 38th in the nation in points per game (19.1). She scored the second-most points by a Spartan in a season (573) and was also second in three-point field goals (70).
The Spartans also made a big improvement in defense. In one year, UNCG jumped from third in scoring defense to lead the SoCon (60.9 ppg) and were also first in rebounding defense (34.6 per game) and defensive rebounding percentage. They also climbed to rank top three in field goal percentage defense (39.7%) and three-point field goal percentage defense (30.1%).
Wetmore helped guide Soliman to a Second-Team All-SoCon selection as a sophomore. Soliman led the Spartans in scoring for the second-straight season, and two of the top three scorers for UNCG were guards. The Spartans also dished out 326 assists in 2017-18, led by point guard Brandi Fier’s 103 assists. Four guards recorded over 30 assists on the season, with Alexis Pitchford adding 59 assists off the bench. Of the 31 games, guards led the team in scoring in 22 games, led by Soliman’s game-high in 16. Soliman also tied a school record by going 7-for-7 from behind the 3-point line in an 88-67 victory at Western Carolina.
In March 2017, she was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 list, designating her as one of the top-30 up and coming coaches under the age of 30 in all of women's college basketball.
Under Wetmore's direction, UNCG had two guards earn all-conference honors in 2016-17. Soliman burst onto the scene to lead the nation in scoring for freshman at 16.2 points per game and was a unanimous selection as the SoCon Freshman of the Year and second team all-conference honoree. Williams had a breakout season during her senior season and averaged double-figures in points for the first time in her career, being selected Third Team All-SoCon.
During the 2015-16 season Wetmore worked primarily with the guards including Mason, who was named SoCon Player of the Week three times, won back-to-back Player of the Month awards and earned both Coaches and Media First Team All-Conference honors. While under the guidance of Wetmore, Mason became the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,907 career points and set the single-game scoring record with 42 points in a game. She maintained a top-10 ranking in the nation for points per game (22.2) during her final year with the Blue & Gold.
Wetmore also coordinated the team's offense that saw a jump in production from the season prior. The Spartans led the Southern Conference in scoring average (65.5 points per game) and offensive rebounds per game (15.5). UNCG shot an impressive 66.1 percent from the field (41-for-62) to set a single-game Division I era (Since 1991) record against North Carolina Central (12/31).
Wetmore oversaw the development of sophomore Keli Foster who went from averaging 7.1 minutes per game as a freshman to 16.5 as a sophomore while earning a starting role in conference play.
In her first year as recruiting coordinator, Wetmore recruited and signed two McDonald's All-American nominees in Alexus Willey and Mangela Ngandjui.
In her first season with the Spartans, Wetmore worked primarily with the guards including junior Lucy Mason who was named Second Team All-Southern Conference. Wetmore also spent time coordinating the defense which helped UNCG to lead the SoCon in steals, mostly due to the stifiling press defense. The Spartans finished the season second in turnover margin in the league as well.
Wetmore, a 2010 Adelphi University graduate and four-year member of the women's basketball team, joined UNCG after serving her alma mater as an assistant coach for two seasons.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Wetmore helped guide Adelphi to the Northeast-10 Conference championship game and a regional semifinal appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers were 23-8 overall and earned a No. 1 seed in the league championship tournament.
In her first year on the sidelines, Wetmore helped the Panthers to a 15-win season; the most since the ‘06-'07 year which resulted in the program's first NE-10 post season appearance and win since joining the conference in 2009. Her responsibilities include player development, strength and conditioning, scouting opponents, practice preparation, academic advising and recruiting.
Prior to joining the staff, she served a two-year stint as a graduate assistant coach for the Columbia University women's basketball team, Wetmore earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work in 2012. As a member of the Lions staff, Wetmore assisted in player development, practice and game strategies, scouting and film breakdown.
At Adelphi, Wetmore served as a two-year captain and earned the team's Mary Ann Beaudry Memorial Award for her exemplary leadership in 2009. She played on a pair of WBCA Academic Top 25 squads and was twice selected to the East Coast Conference All-Academic team.
Wetmore is a member of the Women's Coaches Academy, Women's Basketball Coaches Association, Alliance of Women's Coaches, and National Strength and Conditioning Association.