Randle out, Mitchell in for Wahine hoops
The Hawaii women’s basketball team on Wednesday announced the hiring of Khalilah Mitchell to Laura Beeman’s coaching staff for the 2018-19 season.
Mitchell replaces assistant coach Berry Randle, who spent a single year on the Rainbow Wahine bench. Mitchell was last a full NCAA assistant at Central Florida from 201214, and since has helped the Knights as director of program development. She will take the lead in player development for the Wahine, who went 12-18 (5-11 Big West) in 2017-18.
“I’m humbled and excited all at once,” Mitchell, a former player at LSU (2004-08), said in a UH release. “I can’t find the words to express my excitement about this opportunity to return to coaching, but more importantly the opportunity to serve as a guide in the development of our ladies. I want to thank Coach Beeman for awarding me the opportunity to continue my life’s mission.”
It is the third straight offseason Beeman has replaced at least two of her three full assistants. Alex Delanian recently returned after a year at UC Santa Barbara, replacing Darron Larsen, who was forced to depart at midseason because of a work visa issue. RADIO TODAY FRIDAY