GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro head coach of women’s basketball, Trina Patterson, has announced on Monday the promotion of Cait Wetmore to associate head coach. Wetmore has been a part of Patterson’s staff for the last three years as an assistant coach and served as UNCG's recruiting coordinator prior to that.
“Cait has been a valuable part of our UNCG basketball program’s growth,” said Patterson. “She demonstrates excellence daily, has an outstanding work ethic and does a super job with player development. I am excited to work with Cait as she embarks on this next professional journey.”
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.
Mason became the program's all-time leading scorer in the 2015-16 season 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.
Soliman had one of the best individual scoring seasons in program this past season for her first All-SoCon First Team selection after being named to the second team the previous two years in addition to garnering SoCon Freshman of the Year. She led 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). During the year she moved to third in career scoring with 1,559 points and is on pace to become the first 2,000-point scorer in program history during her senior campaign.
Bailey Williams had a breakout 2016-17 season during her senior year, averaging double-figures in points for the first time in her career to earn a spot on the Third Team All-SoCon.
This past season the Spartans 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. Within the last year they also climbed to rank top three in field goal percentage defense (39.7%) and three-point field goal percentage defense (30.1%).
In March 2017, Wetmore 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.
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