Maryland’s Lindsey Spann promoted to interim assistant coach

Current Maryland Women’s Basketball Director of Recruiting Operations Lindsey Spann will serve as an interim assistant coach for the 2020-21 season, head coach Brenda Frese announced Wednesday.

Spann originally joined the staff last summer to play a hand in recruiting, scouting, planning practice and other day-to-day tasks.

“I’m extremely humbled by this opportunity to start my coaching career at such a great university,” Spann said. “I was fortunate to grow up watching Coach Frese establish such a high standard of excellence at the University of Maryland for her players and staff, on and off the court. I am very blessed to be a part of the Terp family and I’m appreciative of the opportunities Coach Frese has given me thus far. I cannot wait to get started.”

Spann is a native of Laurel, Md, approximately 10 miles away from College Park. She attended Penn State University, playing three seasons for the Nittany Lions before transferring to South Carolina for her senior season and eventually becoming a graduate assistant for the 2019-20 Gamecocks.

Spann surpassed 1000 points for her collegiate career at Penn State in addition to earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten in 2016. For her one season at South Carolina, Spann averaged 10.3 points and shot greater than 45% from three-point range.

“Lindsey is an up and coming star in our profession,” Frese said. “She immediately had an impact on our team and program from the moment she started. Her communication, organizational skills and relationships with others elevate her. I love the fact that Lindsey grew up attending our camps and grew up just down the road. She is Maryland through and through and extremely loyal to our program. I am so excited to keep her in our Maryland family.”

As the 2019-20 Director of Recruiting Operations, Spann helped lead the Terps to a 28-4 season capped by Big Ten regular season and tournament championships. Spann joins Karen Blair and Kaitlynn Fratz to round out Frese’s staff of assistants for the 2020-21 season.

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