August 21, 2012

Georgia College Basketball Adds Graduate Assistant Coach

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - Georgia College women’s basketball and head coach Maurice Smith are proud to announce the addition of graduate assistant coach Huguette Yanga.

Yanga, known as Yaya to her teammates, played for the Bobcats during the 2010-11 season, the year the Bobcats won the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament.

She transferred to GC from Santa Fe College, where she was All-Conference honorable mention. During her season with GC she was a PBC Presidential Scholar. She is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society for business students.

“I think she’ll really help the post players develop their overall game,” Smith said. “She’s going to help add a little more toughness to our inside game.”

Yanga will work with the forwards while on the Bobcat coaching staff. She already has a built in relationship with two important forwards, as Abby Slocumb and Krysta Lewis were both freshmen during Yanga’s year on the roster (2010-11). In addition to being familiar with some of the players, Yanga already knows the coaching staff as well, having played for head coach Smith during his first year as head coach of the Bobcats.

Yanga be with the coaching staff for two years as she works towards her Masters in Accounting.

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