PHOTOS! Here are pictures of the beautiful Shea Ralph UConn’s new assistant coach of women’s basketball. Shea was UConn’s All America as a student. Now Ralph serves as assistant to Geno Auriemma.
Shea Ralph Pictures
Ralph tells press today:
“I am really excited about the opportunity to return to my home and to further my career at the University of Connecticut. As a player and a student, I invested everything I had into the program and I am honored to have the chance to continue that as a member of the coaching staff.”
Ralph was drafted by Utah Starzz but six knee injuries prevented her start in the WNBA.
Current student Kalana Greene says Shea is intense:
“She’s intense. You come to a very experienced staff, and you have a lot of expectations [replacing Temple coach] Tonya Cardoza, one of the most experienced coaches on the coaching staff last year. But she just came in and was herself, didn’t back down to the players, not really backing down to the coaches — if she has a word to say, she’ll say it. She’s so intense; she loves the game. She loves this program. Me and Shea have a really good relationship. She’s helped me a lot in the summer, rehab, and she’s helped me a lot in the preseason.”