Prairie View A&M athletic director Ashley Robinson has announced that Ravon Justice was hired to be the next head coach of the Lady Panthers women's basketball team. She is the seventh head coach of the Lady Panthers since the start of the NCAA's women's basketball era in 1981 and succeeds Dawn Brown, who was let go last month.
Justice arrives at "The Hill" after seven seasons with the University of Houston women's basketball team. She served as recruiting coordinator for the Cougars for the previous five years.
"I am very excited about the hiring of Coach Justice," Robinson said. "She has a high basketball IQ and is someone who is going to bring a positive culture to the program."
One area in which Justice is expected to make an immediate impact is in the area of in-state recruiting. A native of Atlanta, Texas in the northeast corner of the state, Justice spent more than a decade as a top assistant collegiate coach in Houston, and played her sophomore basketball season in Clarendon College, located in the southern part of the Texas Panhandle.
"She is a great recruiter. There are few people in the coaching profession who have as much recruiting experience throughout the entire state of Texas as she does."
Justice joined the University of Houston staff after five seasons as an assistant at Houston Baptist. Before helping the Huskies team transition from the NAIA to the NCAA's Division I classification, Justice was a part of the 2005-06 team that completed an undefeated run to the Red River Athletic Conference's regular season and tournament championships; HBU repeated as tournament champions the following season.