Williams finalizes Coyote women’s basketball staff

University of South Dakota head women's basketball coach Amy Williams has announced the additions of Chuck Love and Tandem Mays to the Coyote coaching staff. Love will serve as a full-time assistant while Mays will serve as a graduate assistant.

Love and Mays join assistant coaches Ryan Larsen and Brooke Atkinson to complete the Coyote coaching staff.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to retain Ryan Larsen and Brooke Atkinson on our coaching staff, as their first-hand knowledge of this program, our primary recruiting base, and the University of South Dakota will be extremely beneficial," Williams said. "The addition of Charles Love and Tandem Mays will bring energy, passion, and a familiarity with the system we would like to implement. This staff is a collection of individuals that compliment me and each other extremely well, and will be well equipped to give our student-athletes the support they need and deserve."

Love comes to South Dakota after spending 2011-12 as an assistant coach for the Rogers State men's basketball program. A 2008 Northwestern Oklahoma State graduate, Love helped coach the Hillcats back to the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball national quarterfinals last season. He was responsible for recruiting, scouting and development of post players. Prior to serving at Rogers State, he was an assistant coach at Wayland Baptist University in Texas and was a graduate assistant coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State, where he played from 2006-08.

Mays, a 2007 graduate of the University of Tulsa, spent four seasons as a member of the Rogers State women's basketball coaching staff, where she helped the team to a 84-47 mark. She was involved in court-skill development of the team's guards and also involved in recruiting, scouting and academic development. Mays played at Tulsa from 2003-07, where she was a three-year starter and team captain during her senior season.

Larsen will be entering his fifth season as a member of the Coyote coaching staff, while Atkinson will be in her second.

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