Penn State women’s basketball: Wyatt fills vacant coaching spot on Lady Lions’ staff

June 9, 2014 

— Penn State has filled its opening on the coaching staff, adding Jocelyn Wyatt as an assistant coach.

Wyatt joins the Lady Lions after spending the last four seasons as an assistant at Georgia State.

“Jocelyn is one of the rising stars in our profession,” head coach Coquese Washington said. “Her passion for the game, her enthusiasm for serving and her knowledge of the game are all top notch. In addition, she is a strong teacher. Jocelyn is a welcome addition to our staff and we are excited about all the ways in which she will positively impact our program.”

Before coaching at Georgia State, Wyatt spent two seasons as a graduate manager at Georgia, helping the Bulldogs to a 50-17 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances.

Wyatt graduated from Appalachian State in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and a minor in biology and psychology. She was a team captain as a senior while averaging 9.3 points with 28 blocks. She began her playing career at Division II Kennesaw State, averaging 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds a game.

“I am so excited about joining Coquese Washington’s staff and becoming a part of the Lady Lion family,” Wyatt said. “I have been blessed to work with some amazing people and great programs over the years and this is another outstanding platform for growth. I cannot wait to get started with the current team, the coaching staff, members of the athletic department and the community. I’m elated about this great opportunity to work with an astounding head coach in Coquese Washington and work passionately with her towards her goals of excellence.”

The Lady Lions finished with a 24-8 record last season, winning the Big Ten regular-season title for the third straight year and advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 before falling to Stanford.

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