West Liberty University head women’s basketball coach Lynn Ullom announced today that Bri Kamarec will return to the Lady Hilltopper staff as an assistant coach this season after beginning her coaching career as a student assistant a year ago.
“Bri did a great job for us as a student assistant last year while finishing up her undergraduate work,” Ullom said, “so we’re thrilled to have her back with us as an assistant coach this year as she pursues her master’s degree.”
A four-year letterwinner at West Liberty, Kamarec started 54 games for the Black and Gold and played in more than 100 from 2011-15.
The tenacious defender also had a knack for knocking down clutch shots in late-game situations, scoring more than 500 points in her career. Kamarec finished with 95 3-point field goals, 239 rebounds and 147 assists while helping lead the Lady Hilltoppers to a sparkling 80-43 (.650) record during her four seasons on the court.
“Bri was the consummate blue-collar player during her varsity career and that work ethic and competitive drive makes her a natural for the coaching profession,” Ullom said. “She has great respect from our players and coaches and is an outstanding ambassador for our program and our university.”
A native of Wintersville, Ohio who played her high school basketball at Indian Creek High School, Bri is working toward her master’s degree in Education at West Liberty. She is the daughter of Frank and Earlene Kamarec.
The West Liberty women are coming off a school-record 29-win season that saw them follow up their second straight Mountain East Conference championship with a run to the NCAA Division II “Sweet 16.” They were ranked No. 18 in the final NCAA Division II coaches’ poll.