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  • Head Coach: Jason Conner

    Experience: 1st Seasonr 
    Wins: 2
    Losses: 4
    Alma Mater: Belhaven University

    Assistant Coach: Lynika Collins

    Experience: 1st Season
    Wins: 2
    Losses: 4
  • Head Coach

    Coach Conner will be entering his 32nd college basketball season and 15th as a Head Coach. Conner’s overall record is 189-206. Conner’s Head Coaching spots started at Belhaven University from 1992-1997. Conner was one of the youngest Head coaches in the country at 27 years of age. He also had the difficult task of playing NAIA Division I basketball in the storied Gulf Coast Athletic Conference with limited scholarships because the University was transitioning to the the National Association of Christian Colleges. The Blazers still managed post season play in three of Conner’s five seasons at the helm. While at Belhaven, Conner, started and directed the very popular “METRO SUMMER LEAGUE” that involved hundreds of inner city youth within the Jackson, MS area.

    Prior to becoming the 3rd all-time game winner in Belhaven University history, Coach Conner spent 3 incredible years helping longtime friend and colleague Coach Sandra Rushing (currently at Central Arkansas) lay the foundation for the basketball program at the University of Texas El Paso. It was a great learning and growing time and Conner took full advantage of it! After several other NCAA Division I stops at the University of Houston, where Conner worked for Jessie Kenlaw who is now a WNBA Scout, International Talent WNBA Liaison and Motivational Speaker. Conner, with the help of long-time Dallas, Texas AAU Coach Roosevelt Riley who joined Conner at the University of South Alabama, had several nationally ranked recruiting classes that always had the power house programs concerned.

    Coach Conner is a loyal, motivated, enthusiastic individual that is dedicated to helping students persevere to graduation. Coach Conner has a sincere passion for coaching students to grow and develop a world and life view both inside and outside of the classroom. Coach Conner wants to create a team-oriented environment to achieve long- term goals and he will build a sense of security to inspire confidence to help students succeed. Coach Conner is extremely excited about the potential here at Southern University at New Orleans. The incredible academic options and support given to the student all across this beautiful campus is unprecedented. The campus housing is second to none and the people here really care. Coach Conner believes that in time the Lady Knights will be celebrating another Championship

  • Lynika Collins enters hers first year as the Assistant Coach of the Southern University at New Orleans Lady Knights.
  • GCAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

    2000 Conference Co-Champs 
    2014 Conference Champs

    GCAC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS

    2012 Tournament Champs 
    2014 Tournament Champs

    COACHES

    1982-1985 | Morris Bates: 9-56
    1985-1989 | Harold Hunter: 55-45
    1989-1990 | Cirilo Manego: 5-18
    1991-1998 | Jean Brooks: 87-103
    1998- 2015 | Elston King: 229-156
    2015 - Present | Roshaun Ambrose

    GCAC COACH OF THE YEAR

    1989 | Harold Hunter
    2013 | Elston King
    2014 | Elston King

    GCAC ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS

    1989 | Brenda Barabino
    1990 | Gussie Collins
    1991 | Karen McGee
    1993 | Michelle Stark(Newcomer of the Year)
    1994 | Michelle Stark
    1995 | Felicia Stark(Newcomer of the Year)
    1995 | Felicia Stark
    1996 | Sharon Roker
    1997 | Katreka Webster
    1998 | Sirita Jenkins
    1998 | Katreka Webster
    1999 | Veronica Washington
    1999 | Andrea Watson
    2000 | Melissa Threadgill(Newcomer of the Year)
    2000 | Andrea Watson
    2000 | Veronica Washington
    2001 | Nikki Dismuke
    2001 | Melissa Threadgill
    2002 | Autumn Johnson
    2002 | Bridget Lazard
    2003 | Antares Vice(Newcomer of the Year)
    2004 | Andrea Goodspeed
    2004 | Stacey Northern
    2005 | Velicity Burkhalter(Newcomer of the Year)
    2005 | Stacey Northern
    2007 | Lateefa Marshall
    2007 | Shatyne Hearn
    2008 | Disha Leonard
    2009 | Jazzlyn Prince
    2010 | Jazzlyn Prince
    2010 | Tyesha Robinson (Freshman of the Year)
    2011 | Christine Conner
    2011 | LaTiondra Smith
    2011 | Lydia Ross (Co-Freshman of the Year)
    2012 | Kelly Steward
    2013 | Janee Morton
    2013 | April Perry (Player of the Year)
    2013 | Sabrina Scott

    NAIA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    2005 | Stacy Northern

    GCAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    2000 | Andrea Watson
    2013 | April Perry

    GCAC RECORDS

    Dec. 16, 1999 | Most points scored in a game (123 vs. Talladega College)
    1999-2000 | Highest team scoring average in a season (92.8)
    1999-2000 | Widest margin of victory in a season (25.12)
    2014-2015| Led Nation in assists per game (18.33)
    2014-2015| Led nation in steals per game (15.0)
    2014-2015| Led nation in turnover margin (9.926)
    2014-2015 | Led GCAC in scoring offense (78.96)
    2014-2015 | Led GCAC in field goal pct. offense (.442)
    2014-2015 | Led GCAC in scoring margin (17.44)
    2014-2015 | Led GCAC in 3-pt. field goal def. (.272)
    2014-2015 | Led GCAC in Assist/TO ratio (1.22)
    2014-2015 | Did not lose back-to-back games all season

    NAIA ALL-AMERICANS

    2011 | Chrisine Conner
    2012 | Kelly Stewart (Honorable Mention)
    2012 | Sabrina Scott (Honorable Mention)
    • 2013 | April Perry (Second Team)

DID YOU KNOW?

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