After serving as the as the assistant women's basketball coach at Virginia State University since August 2006, Chiante Wester is moving south to become head coach of the Livingstone College Lady Blue Bears basketball team.
"It is bitter sweet leaving Virginia State after 13 seasons, but I am excited to show what I've learned from VSU." said Wester.
Wester is no stranger to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), entering the CIAA in 2000 as a player at Shaw University, to transitioning to an assistant coach at VSU and now taking over as the head coach at Livingstone.
In her tenure at VSU, Wester contributed to five regular-season division championship appearances in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), four NCAA appearances and a CIAA Championship while on the Trojans coaching staff. Alongside assisting in amassing over 200 wins at VSU, Wester also mentored several all-conference players, league Players of the Year, first ever VSU HBCU/CIAA Player of the Year and Academic All-Americans.
Wester worked primarily with the guards in her role at VSU and assisted on the recruiting trail. Along with coordinating and directing community relations and outreach projects for the women's basketball team, Wester helped facilitate community service projects with VSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Staying true to the VSU Athletics mission of developing academic and athletic champions, Wester oversaw the academic study hall and academic progress of the student-athletes within the women's basketball program.