West Virginia’s country roads have led a very special Mountaineer back to the WVU Women’s Basketball family.Former standout, Liz Repella, has joined the Mountaineer Women’s Basketball staff as a graduate assistant coach.
Repella was a four-year letterwinner during her time at WVU, a two time- captain and Academic All-American. She set the school record for games played in a career with 134, making the All-BIG EAST first team in her junior and senior seasons.
She went on to play a season of professional basketball for Federacion Espanola de Baloncesto in Ferrol, Spain. She earned All-Spanish LF2 Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team Spanish LF2 honors during her time overseas.
After her time overseas, she found her way back to the United States with a job at the University of Michigan as their Assistant Director of Operations for Women’s Basketball.
“My time at Michigan was a great learning experience,” Repella said. “Seeing how somewhere other than West Virginia runs their program was extremely beneficial to my growth as a coach.”
After two years at Michigan, Repella has landed back in Mountaineer Country or as she described “home”.
“It’s such a privilege to be on Coach Carey’s coaching staff, and I just couldn’t be happier to be back at WVU,” Repella said.
Since she is not far removed from her days as a player, Repella thinks she will be able to relate with players on a special level, in a little bit different light.
With summer workouts in full swing, June camps and July recruiting, Repella has transitioned seamlessly into the place where her playing days began and where her days as a collegiate coach are taking flight.