JONESBORO, Ark. (AStateRedWolves.com) — Arkansas State women’s basketball head coach Brian Boyer announced Thursday that Renae Shippy has been named the Director of Basketball Operations for the Red Wolves women’s basketball program.
Shippy’s primary responsibility will be to serve as the team's travel coordinator. In addition, she will handle all facility scheduling and arrange community service and promotion engagements for the staff and team, assist in the team’s social media efforts and coordinate the team’s meals when on the road.
“Renae is a very detail oriented person and is going to be extremely valuable with the organization of our program,” Boyer said. “I want to surround myself with people who expect to win and she was involved with a winning program both as a player and as a graduate assistant at Central Missouri. Renae is the final piece to what is a very talented and experienced staff.”
Shippy spent the past season as a graduate assistant coach at Central Missouri, helping the Jennies to a 26-5 mark and a berth in the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament that included a 82-69 over Northern State in the opening round. During her one season on the bench she helped coach the Jennies to a 75.8 points per game average, the third-best in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and 41st nationally.
Prior to joining the Jennies’ coaching staff, Shippy played at Central Missouri where she was named a team captain during her senior season. In her final season she scored a career-high 18 points against Southwest Baptist and had a career three-point field goal percentage of .364.
During the 2012 season, she served as a student assistant for the Central Missouri volleyball team.
She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and will be pursuing a master’s degree in Sports Administration at Arkansas State.