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Rutgers Women's Basketball Team gets a Former WNBA Player as New Assistant Coach

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Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Rutger's Women's Basketball team just gained a former WNBA player as their assistant coach. Nadine Domond will be joining the team for her first season as Assistant coach this year. Domond will be coaching under head coach Vivian Stringer. Stringer was actually Domond's head coach when she was a collegiate player at the University of Iowa.

While Domond was at the University of Iowa, she was named a Second Team all Big Ten honoree. She helped her team win a Big Ten Championship in 1997, and played in three NCAA Tournaments. She still all time 10th best in steals and assists at Iowa.

Following her time at Iowa Domond was Drafted in the WNBA 1998 Draft. She was chosen 19th overall by the New York Liberty. She then went on to play for the Sacramento Monarchs. She was also played overseas for teams in France, Poland, and Israel.

When her playing career came to an end she focused her sights on coaching. She was the assistant coach at Hampton University from 2002-04. She help to lead them to the NCAA tournament in 2003. She then moved on to Northrop Grumman Apprentice School from 2005-07. She was the Head Coach at Grambling State University from 2011-15. In 2015 she was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Coach in the Year.

Off the court she has also had great success, she founded a program to help young players as well as coaches called the Nadine Domond Elite. She was also organized events to support the homeless and needy.

She will be looking to help Rutgers Women's Basketball team make another Big Ten Tournament appearance, and to help them improve all around.