Ohio State makes changes to coaching staff, adds Morrow as assistant

A shakeup in Columbus

Ohio State Women’s Basketball announced a series of hires and promotions involving the program’s coaching staff on Wednesday, most notably adding former WNBA assistant Carla Morrow in the same role. Morrow arrives in Columbus after spending three seasons with the Chicago Sky.

“I’m extremely excited to add Carla to our program,” Head Coach Kevin McGuff said in a statement. “Her basketball acumen and ability to build relationships with our players will be extremely impactful.”

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 9: Assistant Coach Carla Morrow and Head Coach James Wade of the Chicago Sky speak during the game against the Seattle Storm on June 9, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Morrow previously worked with McGuff as his assistant at Xavier University from 2007-11. After completing a 10-year stint with the Musketeers, Morrow joined the Sky’s coaching staff in 2017 and amassed a 45-57 record over her three years in Chicago.

McGuff also announced that Ericka Haney will serve as the Director of Player Development, Reid Guzdanski as the Assistant to the Head Coach and Makayla Waterman as a graduate student manager. Haney begins her third season in Columbus after working as the special assistant to the head coach for the previous two. Guzdanski enters his sixth overall season with Ohio State. He’s been with the program since 2013, with the exception of one year working at New Mexico as a video coordinator from 2016-17. Waterman, after missing the 2014-15 season with an injury, played 125 games for the Buckeyes over the next four seasons. She was the most experienced returnee on the 2018-19 team that saw seven new faces on the roster.

“Ericka and Reid have been instrumental for our program the last two years and these new positions more accurately reflect their roles and responsibilities,” McGuff said. “Makayla had a tremendous impact on the court as a player and I’m excited for her as she begins her coaching career. She brings a different dimension to our staff and will certainly help our young players as they acclimate themselves into our program.”

The announcement comes several weeks after news that former associate head coach Patrick Klein resigned amid an investigation into possible violations of both Ohio State and NCAA policies.

The Buckeyes tip-off their season on November 10 against Valparaiso in Springfield, Ohio.

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