UCO names Emma Andrews head women’s basketball coach

UCO Athletics
Chris Brannick

EDMOND – The University of Central Oklahoma athletic department announced Monday Emma Andrews will be the next head women’s basketball coach.

“We are excited to welcome Emma Andrews to UCO and look forward to the way she will lead our women’s basketball program,” UCO Director of Athletics Stan Wagnon said. “Emma comes highly recommended, having earned the respect of her peers while helping Cameron University to hold its own in a very tough Lone Star Conference. Her experience should prove to be a solid footing as she looks to push the Bronchos to become a championship contender in the always challenging MIAA. Emma plans to bring an energetic, relentless and up-tempo approach to the game, so it should be a fun brand of basketball for our players and fans alike to enjoy.”

“I am so excited,” Andrews said. “When I got on campus I just couldn’t unsee it. It’s such a great place. The university, the campus, the facilities, everything is so nice. I’m ready.”

A formal meet and greet will be planned for later in May.

Andrews comes to UCO from Cameron, where she spent the past six seasons leading the Aggie women’s program in Lawton, Oklahoma. She led CU to five Lone Star Conference tournament appearances and one NCAA Division II national tournament appearance in 2020-21.

Andrews was an assistant at Cameron for two seasons before being named head coach there in May of 2016.

Prior to her time in Lawton, Andrews was a graduate assistant coach for Fresno State from 2012-14. She was a student assistant in 2011-12. That span followed her four-year standout playing career for the Bulldogs.

Andrews starred on the basketball court at Fresno from 2007-11. She helped FSU to four straight Western Athletic Conference titles and four straight NCAA national tournament appearances. She earned All-WAC honors as a junior in 2010 and was named to the WAC All-Tournament team as a freshman in 2008.

Andrews is originally from Melbourne, Australia.

She replaces Guy Hardaker, who retired following the 2021-22 season after 16 years leading the Bronchos.

Central Oklahoma is scheduled to open the 2022-23 season in November.

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