Cara Consuegra Named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Charlotte
April 26, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Marquette assistant coach Cara Consuegra has been named head women's basketball coach at UNC Charlotte announced Tuesday afternoon by UNC Charlotte Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois and Director of Athletics Judy Rose.
Consuegra was an assistant at Marquette for seven seasons from 2004-11. She help the lead the Golden Eagles to 145 wins, seven trips to the postseason, including two appearances in the second round of the NCAA Championship in 2007 and 2011, and a Women's National Invitation Tournament Championship in 2008.
While at Marquette one of Consuegra's main responsibilities was to oversee the development of Marquette's backcourt, primarily the point guard position. Consuegra was instrumental in the development of Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and two-time All-BIG EAST First Team honoree, Krystal Ellis, four-time All-BIG EAST selection and WNBA draftee, Angel Robinson, and All-BIG EAST Second Team selections, Carolyn Kieger and Tatiyiana McMorris.
Consuegra inherits a team that went 27-10 overall and 9-5 in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2010-11. The 49ers advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT as well as the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 Championship.