Cheney, Wash. – Eastern Washington University Women's Basketball head coach Wendy Schuller announced the hiring of Alex Earl as assistant coach Thursday, July 10, completing the Eagles' coaching staff in time for the 2013-14 season.
A four-year letter winner for the Arizona State women's basketball program, Earl spent last season as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colorado.
"I am excited to bring someone with Alex's pedigree as a player on board," Schuller said. "She has a high basketball IQ and played for a terrific coach in Charli Turner Thorne at Arizona State. Alex's ability to relate to players, as well as her enthusiasm and energy, will add a lot to our program. Being from Portland, she is very familiar with the Pacific Northwest and I believe she will be a great recruiter.
"Alex rounds out a staff that is full of vibrant basketball minds and people who care about continuing to grow the tradition of EWU Women's Basketball and who deeply care about our players on and off the court."
In her one year at Lamar CC, Earl helped the women's basketball program to its best-ever record since its establishment in 2007.
While at Arizona State, Earl led the Sun Devils to four consecutive post-season appearances, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2009. A prolific three-point shooter, she ranks in the top 10 in ASU program history in all of the three-point shooting categories.
An Oregon native, Earl prepped at Pacific Northwest powerhouse Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore., winning four straight state titles. She was named the Oregon 6A Player of the Year as a senior in 2008, and was the Beaverton Valley Times Female Athlete of the Year.
Earl graduated from Arizona State with a bachelor's degree in communications in May of 2013.