Stacia Robertson

Western Carolina’s new women’s basketball coach, Heather Kearney, has announced the addition of former High Point standout Stacia Robertson to her coaching staff.

Robertson will assist in defense coordination and coach post players. She will also aid in recruiting and handle the program’s alumni relations.

“Stacia is a high-character person who had a tremendous playing career in both college and at the professional level,” Kear­ney said. “She excels at teaching the inside game to post players and also at relating to people. She will be an amazing role model and teacher of the game for our student-athletes.”

Robertson served as director of basketball operations at High Point where Kearney was an assistant from 2016-18.

Following her four-year playing career at High Point, Robertson played professionally overseas for two years.

After her stint as director of basketball operations, Robertson stepped away from collegiate athletics for a year working at Bankers Life as an insurance agent in Greensboro.

“I am thrilled to be joining Heather Kearney and the Western Carolina family,” Robertson said. “Heather and I worked together at High Point University, and she became a huge mentor for me as I transitioned from player to coach. When Heather reached out to me about this opportunity to join her staff, it was one of the easiest decisions I have ever made professionally. This is an exciting time to join WCU, and I look forward to helping this team unlock its potential and achieve great things for the school and community in Cullowhee.”

A product of Grand Island, Nebraska, Robertson started her collegiate career at the University of South Dakota before transferring to High Point prior to the 2011-12 season. In her three years there, she scored 1,274 points and pulled down 801 rebounds. She also blocked 214 shots and had 217 steals.

Robertson was named Big South Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2014-15 when she averaged 16.3 points and 10.0 rebounds.