DECATUR — Former Illinois Wesleyan All-American and assistant coach Olivia Lett has been named head women’s basketball coach at Millikin University.
Lett spent the past two seasons as the top assistant coach at the University of Chicago. Prior to that, she was an assistant at IWU for three seasons under her college coach, Mia Smith.
As a player, Lett starred for the Titans for three years, leading them to the 2012 NCAA Division III national championship. She was a standout player at Pana High School.
“The experience Olivia has gained being a vital part of winning collegiate programs will serve her well as Millikin’s new head coach,” said Dr. Craig White, Millikin Director of Athletics.
“She has the knowledge, energy and competitive nature to be a great head coach and we are excited that she is bringing those qualities to the Big Blue women’s basketball program.”
Lett replaces longtime coach Lori Kerans, who retired after this past season.
“I am looking forward to building on the extraordinary foundation laid by Coach Kerans,” Lett said. “I hope to bring an exciting style of basketball to the Griswold Center by emphasizing hard work, toughness, and fundamentals.”
Lett was a first-team All-American and the D3Hoops.com Division III Player of the Year as an IWU senior in 2012.