Assistant Coach

Itoro Coleman Background image of Itoro Coleman dressed in a suit jacket coaching from the sideline.

Fourth Season (Seventh Overall) / Clemson, 2000

Itoro Coleman returned to Penn State for her second stint after spending three years as the head coach at her alma mater, Clemson. Coleman previously served as an assistant coach on Coquese Washington's staff from 2007-10 before returning to her alma mater.

Coleman works with the wing players, while also serving as Penn State’s defensive coordinator. She plays a significant role in all recruiting efforts, opponent scouting and community outreach activities.

Her enthusiasm and passion for the game shines through on a coaching staff dedicated to growing well rounded student-athletes and preparing them for the ups and downs of college basketball.

Personal

  • Nominated into Clemson Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008
  • Represented the Nigerian National Team in the 2004 Summer Olympics Games
  • Played for the Houston Comets in 2003
  • Played for the Indiana Fever in 2001
  • Three-Time ACC All-Tournament Choice and Defensive All-American for Clemson

Student-Athlete DevelopmentSuccess Background image of Itoro on the sideline high fiving players as the return to the bench for a timeout.

Penn State

  • Helped develop Jaida Travascio-Green into one of the top 3-point threats in the Big Ten, finishing the year at No. 4 on the all-time rookie charts with 46 made 3-pointers (2016-17)
  • Helped Amari Carter become one of the top ball handling guards in the country leading the team with 134 assists and ranking No. 13 nationally in assist-turnover ratio at 2.73 (2016-17)
  • Helped Sierra Moore cap a solid senior season, averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, ranking No. 2 on the team in both categories (2016-17)
  • Spearheaded recruitment of the No. 15 class in the country according to ESPN.Com/HoopGurlz (2014-15)
  • Helped Candice Agee improve her scoring and rebounding averages, going from 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game to 10.6 and 6.1 (2014-15)
  • Instrumental in the recruitment of the Lady Lions 2009 and 2010 classes, featuring All-Big Ten performers Alex Bentley, Nikki Greene, Maggie Lucas and Ariel Edwards
  • Guided Penn State's Brianne O'Rourke and Mashea Williams to Career-High Performances in 2008-09

Clemson

  • Helped recruit a pair of Top 30 classes at Clemson (including signing the #14 player in the country in the 2012 class)
  • Developed Two All-ACC Guards at Clemson
  • Helped Secure Clemson's First Nationally-Ranked Recruiting Class in 2003-04