Aby Diop Named Averett Head Coach

Aby Diop ’14

In June, Aby Diop ’14 was named women’s basketball head coach at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. Before her appointment, she spent three years as an assistant coach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, where she helped guide the Hornets to the 2019 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament title and an NCAA appearance.

Diop, who grew up in Northern Virginia, was a two-year team captain for UMW Eagles women’s basketball. During her four seasons, the Eagles went 88-22 overall, won the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference championship, and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.

After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Diop worked with the NFL’s Washington, D.C., professional football team from 2014 to 2016 as an account executive and later as a ticket operations coordinator.

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