Clemson women’s basketball head coach Shawn Poppie named Chris Ayers as the new associate head coach, praising his experience in recruiting and developing student-athletes.

By the Numbers
  • Ole Miss, under Ayers' coaching, achieved top-ranked recruiting classes in the SEC, including signing McDonald's All-American Madison Scott.
  • In the 2023-24 season, Ole Miss had a strong defense holding opponents to under 60 points per game on just 38% shooting.
Yes, But

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State of Play
  • Shawn Poppie still has one full-time assistant position to fill on the coaching staff.
  • Chris Ayers joins Clemson after a successful tenure at Ole Miss, transforming the team into a perennial top 25 program.
What's Next

With Chris Ayers' addition, Clemson women’s basketball aims to further strengthen its coaching staff and enhance player development for future successes on the court.

Bottom Line

The appointment of Chris Ayers as associate head coach brings valuable experience and a proven track record in recruiting and player development, promising an enhanced program at Clemson women’s basketball.