New Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Dennis Wolff has assembled a staff with regional and national ties.
Chantelle Anderson was the leading scorer in Vanderbilt history and a former WNBA player. Billi Godsey is a Washington D.C.-area native who most recently coached at University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
Thomas Joyce spent the past two seasons as director of basketball operations with Bucknell's men's program. He worked with Wolff in the same position at Boston University.
Anderson spent the past year as an assistant coach at Division II Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., — extra points if you know their nickname — while working on a master's degree.
She was a two-time All-American at Vanderbilt, where she totaled 2,604 points, and is one of only four basketball players in school history to have their number retired. A 6-6 center, she was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2003 WNBA draft and played six seasons professionally before retiring after she suffered a knee injury.
Anderson also has worked as a color commentator for Fox Sports Network and appeared on MTV's "Made" as a coach and advisor.
Godsey spent the past three years at UMBC as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. A 2003 Hofstra graduate, she was an assistant coach and athletic administrator at Division II Molloy College for two seasons prior to UMBC.
She also worked as an administrator with the East Coast Conference.
Joyce worked at Bucknell, Boston U., and prior to that as an assistant at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, N.H., and at Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic Institute after graduating from Boston College (2000).
Wolff was named to replace Beth Dunkenberger last month after one season as director of basketball operations for Tech's men's team. He has coached men for his entire 32-year coaching career.
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