COPY-NC State's Harper hires Mebane as assistant coach

Associated Press - June 3, 2009 4:35 PM ET

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina State has hired Walter Mebane as an assistant women's basketball coach, completing the staff of newly hired coach Kellie Harper.

Mebane had spent the past five seasons as head coach at Hampton, compiling a 70-77 record. The school announced in March that his contract would not be renewed.

Harper, a former Tennessee Lady Vol, was hired in April to lead the Wolfpack program following the death of Hall of Fame coach Kay Yow in January after a long fight with cancer.

Mebane had spent 10 years at Hampton, arriving in 1996 to serve as director of basketball operations for the men's team. Mebane is a Durham native and is a graduate of North Carolina, 1 of the Wolfpack's nearby rivals.

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