Nadine Domond brings her coaching skills to VSU | Richmond Free Press

For the first time in a long time, Virginia State University will have a new women’s basketball head coach on the sidelines.

Nadine Domond is the successor to James Hill Jr., who posted a 246-184 record in the previous 16 campaigns. Of Haitian descent, Domond, 46, comes to Ettrick with an impressive resume as a player and coach.

The 5-foot-7 native of Stamford, Connecticut scored over 2,300 points and was ranked the No. 1 point guard in the nation while at Central High in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

She chose the University of Iowa, where she became the team’s second All-Big 10 selection. As Hawkeye, she played freshman under C. Vivian Stringer and three seasons under Angie Lee.

Domond then played a professional season in the WNBA with Sacramento and later in France, Poland and Israel.

She served as an assistant coach at Hampton University and the Newport News Apprentice School before earning the senior gig at Grambling State University.

At Grambling, she turned around a struggling program. The Tigers were 10-20 in her first season and 17-14 in her second when she won the Southwest Conference Coach of the Year award.

Since 2016, she has been an assistant at Rutgers University under Stringer, her former college coach. Stringer, a Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, retired at the end of last season.

In three of his six seasons at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights won at least 20 games.

Under Hill, the Trojans had five 20-win seasons and won the 2015 CIAA Tournament Championship. Hill, who was CIAA Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2014, plans to pursue other coaching opportunities. coaching.