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Claflin alum named women’s basketball coach at Stillman

August 9, 2007

TUSCALOOSA—Stillman College announced on Tuesday the hiring of Kimberly Pooler as the school’s new women’s basketball coach, replacing Angelyne Brown who resigned last month.

Pooler has served as head women’s basketball coach at Greenwood Christian Academy in Atlanta for the past four seasons. Her team finished the 2006-2007 season with an 18-7 overall record and advanced to the Georgia State Class 1A Regionals.

“I believe Coach Pooler will be a great addition to our staff,” Athletics Director Curtis Campbell said. “She brings a great deal of experience and knowledge and should immediately establish some stability within our program.

“She’s also very familiar with the landscape of the SIAC having previously coached Miles, so I’m sure she’ll be ready to hit the ground running.”

Pooler coached at nearby Miles College from 2000 to 2001 before leaving to join the women’s basketball staff as an assistant at Morris Brown University until 2003. Pooler will become Stillman’s third head coach in the past three seasons.

“I’m not sure I can truly express how excited and enthusiastic I am about having the opportunity to come to Stillman,” Pooler said. “My goal is to build a winning program here and I’ve told each of the [players] that I plan on being here for a while.”

Pooler began her collegiate playing career at Clafin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Upon graduating in 1991, she’s also held a stint as a professional basketball player in Vicenza, Italy from 1997 to 1999.

 

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