The Virginia women's basketball team gained some solid experience in the coaching department Wednesday with the hiring of La’Keshia Frett Meredith as an assistant to Joanne Boyle.
Frett Meredith was an All-American and four-time All-SEC pick at Georgia. She will work primarily with the Cavalier post players.
Frett Meredith also played seven seasons in the WNBA, including making four appearances in the Western Conference Finals.
After her playing career ended, Frett Meredith took a full-time coaching position at her alma mater, serving as an assistant coach for Georgia from 2005-11. For the past two seasons, she has served as the Lady Bulldog’s director of basketball operations.
“We are very excited to have La’Keshia join the Cavalier staff," Boyle said. “With a young post group, it is going to be a great asset to have someone with her vast levels of experience and knowledge to mentor, guide and transform our team. La'Keisha was a dominant player who had tremendous success in both the collegiate and professional ranks and she has maintained that same passionate desire and ability to win in her coaching career. I cannot wait to see the positive impact she is going to have on the Virginia basketball program."
Frett Meredith replaces former assistant Ashley Earley on the staff. In June, Earley, who spent one season on the Cavalier coaching staff, accepted a position as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Vanderbilt.