Ran­dle out, Mitchell in for Wahine hoops

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - BASEBALL REPORT -

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

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