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RALEIGH, N.C. – Jarita Crump was named interim head women’s basketball coach at Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. She replaces former Head Coach Rachel Bullard, who resigned last month to spend more time with family.sau jarita crumpCrump

“We are really pleased that Coach Crump has accepted the interim head coaching position,” SAU Athletic Director George Williams said. “We wish Coach Bullard well in her future endeavors.”

Crump, a native of Raleigh, N.C., has been the SAU assistant coach since 2012 and was also on the Lady Falcons’ basketball staff during the 2010-2011 season. She is excited about her first head coaching position.

The Lady Falcons won four of their five consecutive CIAA Highest Grade Point Average Awards in women’s basketball with Crump on staff. During the 2010-2011 season, the Lady Falcons earned a 19-11 overall mark and reached the CIAA Tournament semifinals with Crump as assistant coach.

Before starting her college coaching career, Crump was the head varsity girls basketball coach at Word of God Christian Academy from 2008 to 2010. During her tenure at Word of God, the girls basketball team won its first state title in 12 years in 2010, and finished as state runner-up in 2009. Word of God, a private school located in Raleigh, N.C., never lost a conference game under Crump, who was a two-time conference coach of the year winner. Crump was the assistant girls basketball coach at Word of God from 2006 to 2008.

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