Dover, Del.--- Delaware State President Harry L. Williams and Interim Athletics Director Louis “Skip” Perkins have announced the appointment of Barbara Burgess as the school’s ninth head coach..
Burgess, who starred for the Lady Hornets from 1985 to ’89, most recently served as an assistant coach at Delaware State’s highly successful MEAC rival Hampton University the past six seasons. While at Hampton, Burgess helped lead the Lady Pirates to five MEAC Tournament titles, five regular season crowns and six national championship tournament appearances.
During Burgess’ tenure as an assistant coach, the Lady Pirates won a MEAC-record five consecutive tournament championships from 2009-to2014. Hampton posted an overall record of 146-48 (.753), including an 88-8 mark (.917) in MEAC regular season play; and won 54 consecutive games vs. league opponents (including tournament games) while she served with the program.
“We believe that Barbara’s championship experience at Hampton, along with the intensity and passion she developed in her playing days with the Lady Hornets will greatly benefit our women’s basketball program,” Dr. Williams said.
Prior to her time at Hampton, Burgess served one season as an assistant coach at Norfolk State University(2008-09). She was head women’s coach at Virginia Union University from 1999-2001; and head girls coach at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Va. (2002-08) and Huguenot High School in Richmond, Va. (1992-98)