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Sherard Joins Lady Flames' Coaching Staff

April 16, 2007
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Alexis Sherard has joined the Lady Flames' staff as an assistant coach.

Alexis Sherard has joined the Lady Flames' staff as an assistant coach.

Liberty University Head Women's Basketball Coach Carey Green did not have to look far to find a new assistant coach. Alexis Sherard, who served as an assistant on the Liberty men's basketball coaching staff the past two seasons, has joined the Lady Flames' staff in the same capacity. 

Sherard takes over for Olaf Lange, who earlier this month accepted a job with the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars. He will serve as the Lady Flames' recruiting coordinator and will also assist with game strategies and player development. 

"Alexis is an outstanding addition to our staff," Green exclaimed. "He is a great recruiter because he really cares about the players. He also possesses a thorough knowledge of the game of basketball and he will be a tremendous asset in the development of game strategies. Furthermore, we are most excited about Alexis' character and values and welcome him into our program." 

Sherard possesses a significant amount of recruiting experience, as he was the Director of Recruiting for the Flames' men's basketball team the past two seasons. He also played a considerable role in recruiting during his time at both Virginia and Binghamton. 

Sherard spent six years (1999-2005) working under Pete Gillen at Virginia, and was Director of Basketball Operations for four of those seasons. He served as assistant coach the other two years and helped the Cavaliers to an NCAA Tournament appearance and two NIT berths during his time in Charlottesville. The 2001 Cavaliers finished fourth in the NIT Tournament. 

Prior to joining the Virginia staff, Sherard worked at Binghamton, where he focused on the Bearcats' recruiting efforts. He was also employed as administrative assistant at Providence from 1996-98 and was there for the Friars' "Elite Eight" run in 1997. 

Sherard got his coaching career started at his alma mater, Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., where he served as an assistant coach from 1993 to 1995. During the 1995-96 campaign, Sherard was the head boys varsity basketball coach and Dean of Admissions at Lakewood Prep School in Howell, N.J., where he led his team to a 15-7 record and the semifinals of the playoffs. 

Sherard graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and education from Saint Michael's in 1993. He went on to earn a master's degree in guidance from Providence in 1998.