Women's Basketball Adds Director Of Operations

Sept. 27, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Mary Kincaid is the newest addition to the Oregon State University women's basketball program and will serve as Director of Basketball Operations, announced head coach Judy Spoelstra on Friday.

Kincaid, a native Oregonian, has 14 years of basketball coaching experience. Most recently, Kincaid spent three years as assistant women's basketball coach for Radford University in Radford, VA (1998-2001). Prior to her tenure at Radford, she served one year as an assistant coach at University of Idaho (1997-98), and was the head women's basketball coach at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, for a span of eight years (1989-97).

'The pool of applicants for this position was exceptional,' said Spoelstra. 'Mary's resume jumped out by the amount of experience she has.

'We're excited to have someone with so much experience come in and complete daily tasks and work on the road - she's basically already trained.'

In her time at Linfield, Kincaid compiled 59 victories - more than any women's basketball coach in school history. She not only served as head women's basketball coach, but was an assistant professor in the health, human performance and athletics department.

Kincaid also served as assistant track and field coach (1991-95), assistant softball coach (1989-91), and interim women's athletic director (1993-94) while with the Wildcats.

Kincaid grew up near Ione in eastern Oregon. She attended Heppner High School and completed her bachelor's degree in sociology at Whitman College in 1986.

At Whitman, Kincaid was a standout guard on the basketball squad. She served as team captain and led the Northwest Conference in steals and assists while being named a first team all-league selection as a junior and senior.

Kincaid moved on to post graduate work at Boise State University before completing her master's degree in health, physical education and recreation at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. She served as assistant coach for the women's basketball and volleyball teams while at Fort Hays.

Kincaid's duties for Oregon State will include film exchange, video editing, team travel arrangements and organizing the Beaver basketball camps.

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