The University at Albany women's basketball team expresses gratitude to former Assistant Coach Yvonne Hawkins, known as Coach Hawk, for her dedicated 20-year service to the program, impacting numerous student-athletes and alumni.

By the Numbers
  • Hawkins served as an assistant coach for 15 years, aiding in the transition of the program from Division III to Division I.
  • She rejoined UAlbany in 2018 and contributed to the team's success, including a conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2022.
State of Play
  • Yvonne Hawkins has moved on from coaching to take on the role of director of special projects and athletic culture for Vanderbilt.
  • Head Coach Colleen Mullen recognizes Hawkins' impact and contributions, wishing her well on her new journey at Vanderbilt.
What's Next

Hawkins will bring her wealth of experience to Vanderbilt, aiming to enhance the program's development and contribute to the campus and local communities.

Bottom Line

After 30 years in coaching, Yvonne Hawkins embarks on a new chapter, leaving a lasting legacy at UAlbany and carrying her expertise to Vanderbilt for future endeavors.