Brooke Rhodes has been named associate head coach for Western Carolina’s women’s basketball team after spending the past two seasons on the staff at Presbyterian.

She fills a position that was vacant last year on Coach Kiley Hill’s staff.

“She is an absolute positive energy-driven winner in every facet as a student-athlete, a coach and most importantly a person,” Hill said. “Brooke has been so fortunate to be under some tremendous leaders and teachers that have allowed her to garner a wealth of knowledge and growth mindset.”

Before Presbyterian, Rhodes spent two seasons on the bench at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Mississippi, and was at Central Arkansas one season.

“I am super excited and honored to be joining the WCU family,” Rhodes said. “Coach Hill is a proven winner, and I am thrilled to be part of his staff. I look forward to working alongside him and the staff to help take the WCU women’s basketball program to new heights.”

Rhodes, who is from Pelahatchie, Mississippi, played at Southern Mississippi and Delta State. Her Southern Miss team won 25 games in 2014-15 and played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. She finished that season ranked second in Conference USA in three-point field goal percentage.

In high school, she was a two-time state player of the year at East Rankin.

Rhodes earned her undergraduate degree in biological sciences with a chemistry minor from Southern Miss in 2014. She completed a master’s at USM in sports coaching education in 2016.