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Lymon Joins Warhawk Women's Basketball Staff
Courtesy: ulmwarhawks.com
         
Release: June 12, 2017
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MONROE, La. – ULM head women's basketball coach Jeff Dow has announced the addition of Chelsia Lymon as an assistant coach for the Warhawks. Lymon is no stranger to the Sun Belt Conference, having played at then-SBC member Middle Tennessee from 2006-2010.

“We're extremely excited about the addition of Chelsia Lymon to our coaching staff. During her time as a student-athlete at Middle Tennessee State they were the preeminent team in the Sun Belt Conference with three conference championships and three NCAA tournament appearances,” Dow said. “Her contributions were well documented as she scored over 1000 points in her career as well as being named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 in addition to being named to the Sun Belt all-conference team.”

“As an assistant, she had the opportunity to work for a very well respected coach in Larry Joe Inman the past three years and was instrumental in helping Tennessee State secure a berth in the NCAA tournament while winning the Ohio Valley Conference tournament in 2014-15. We envision Chelsia having a significant role for us in recruiting as well as the on- and off-court development of our student-athletes.”

Prior to joining the Warhawks, Lymon has been an assistant coach at Tennessee State for the last three seasons, where she was responsible for scouting, academic coordinating, scheduling and on floor coaching of the guards during her time in Nashville. Lymon was part of the Tiger coaching staff that guided the team to the 2014-2015 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship as well.

Lymon's first collegiate coaching stop came at Morehead State during the 2013-2014 season, while she has also served as the head coach for the Tennessee Team Pride 11U & 12U AAU team.

A native of Georgetown, Kentucky and graduate of Scott County (Ky.) High School, Lymon was the state's 2005-2006 Gatorade High School Player of the Year before embarking on a four-year career at Middle Tennessee State. While there, she was named the Sun Belt's Defensive Player of the Year as a junior when she compiled a league-best 95 steals, which ranked among the nation's top 20. Lymon still ranks second in career steals at MTSU with 297. Lymon helped guide the Blue Raiders to 105 wins and four postseason appearances, including two NCAA Tournament berths. She graduated with her bachelor's degree from MTSU in 2010.