Texas coach Jody Conradt shakes hands with Stacy Stephens following their 80-61 win over Michigan State on March 23, 2004. (Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman)

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Ex-UT All-American Stacy Stephens officially takes over at San Antonio’s Our Lady of the Lake

Posted April 30th, 2020


Former Texas standout Stacy Stephens has been named the head coach at Our Lady of the Lake University, the San Antonio-based NAIA school announced on Thursday.

Stephens joins Kamie Ethridge (Washington State), Nell Fortner (Georgia Tech) and Vicki Hall (Indiana State) as the ex-players from the women’s basketball program at Texas who are currently head coaches in college. Each member of that quartet played under Jody Conradt.

This is the first head-coaching job for Stephens. She served as OLLU’s interim coach this past season. Under Stephens, the Saints went 26-6, claimed the Red River Athletic Conference’s regular-season title and averaged an NAIA-best 100.84 points per game.


“Over the years, Stacy has learned a lot about college athletics and women’s basketball through her own initiative and by working with some highly decorated and experienced coaches,” OLLU athletic director Shane Hurley said in a statement. “We as a department and institution look forward to seeing the continuation of the fruits of her labor due to drive and initiative.”

Stephens stared at UT from 2000-04. A two-time All-American, Stephens still ranks second in the Texas record books in career rebounds (1,223) and career starts (134).  She was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Honor in 2017.

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