Former Capital Athletic Conference standout C.K. Calhoun returns to the league with her appointment in September, 2017 as the Seahawks new women’s basketball coach.
Calhoun, an Alexandria, Virginia native, comes to SMCM after three seasons as an assistant coach at Division I Lafayette College. Calhoun was the Leopards Associate Head Coach in her final two seasons at the Patriot League institution and served as the program’s interim head coach in both the spring of 2015 and the spring of 2017.
Prior to her time at Lafayette, Calhoun was the head coach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia from August 2012 until May 2014. Calhoun led the Hornets as they transitioned into the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and guided the team to 22 wins and two appearances in the ODAC Tournament quarterfinals in those two seasons.
That outstanding performance came after two years as the lead assistant at longtime DIII power Randolph-Macon. The Yellow Jackets had 37 wins, including 29 in ODAC play, during Calhoun's two seasons in Ashland. R-MC won the ODAC championship in 2010-11.
Prior to R-MC, Calhoun spent two seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Marymount University, under legendary coach Bill Finney. Calhoun was Finney's top assistant with the Saints and directed on-court instruction, strength and conditioning, fundraising and academic monitoring as well as serving as recruiting coordinator.
As a player at MU, Calhoun helped the program to two conference championships
and two NCAA Tournament berths.
Her first collegiate coaching experience came at Frostburg State, where she earned her MBA in 2010.