Normal, AL - Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks today announced the hiring of Semeka Randall as the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach. She is slated to begin her new duties effective immediately.
Ms. Randall is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2000 with a degree in Speech Communication. While at UTK, Randall was a stand-out defensive player for the powerhouse Lady Vol women’s basketball program from 1998-2001. She was a key member on the 1998 NCAA Championship team that went 39-0. In addition, Randall received Kodak and AP All American honors in 1999 and 2000.
After her college career, she played professionally with the Seattle Storm, Utah Starzz, and the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA, in addition to playing internationally during the WNBA off season.
Randall began her coaching career in 2002 as an assistant with Cleveland State University. By 2004, she was an assistant coach at Michigan State University, and helped the Spartans to the 2004 NCAA Championship game. She also served as an assistant at West Virginia University from 2007-2008. Most recently, Randall was the Head Coach at Ohio University where her contract was not renewed after five seasions with a 50-103 overall record and a 22-58 mark in Mid-American Conference competition.
“I am very happy Semeka Randall is a Bulldog!” said Hicks. “We expect her to set the tone for our women’s basketball program and take us to the next level. President Hugine, Dr. Rolle, and the Board of Trustees have been very supportive in our pursuit of excellence in athletics. This hire is further proof of that support.”