Former USF standout Brooke Ridley added to Tech staff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Former University of Saint Francis (Ind.) standout Brooke Ridley has joined the Indiana Tech women’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant coach, head coach Jessie Biggs announced.

“Brooke will bring a wealth of knowledge to the game and be able to help our interior players,” Biggs said. “She also will be great in the recruiting process of local players since she is so familiar with Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities.”

The 2016 USF graduate was one of the best to ever grace the floor of the Hutzell Athletic Center, helping the Cougars to three NAIA National Championship appearances and winning the 2014 NAIA National Championship while going 38-0 that season. A three-time NAIA All-American (two-time First-Team) and 2013 Crossroad League Freshman of the Year, the Fort Wayne native holds the record for most blocked shots (306) in school history and is the second-highest scoring player in program history with 2,017 points.

Before attending Saint Francis, Ridley was a star at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, where she was a four-year starter for the Knights while helping the team to three state championship games, winning the 2011 Class 2A State Championship at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

Ridley will be pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at Indiana Tech.

“I am excited and looking forward to working with the team,” Ridley said.

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