CRAIGHEAD PROMOTED TO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH FOR WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State head women’s basketball coach Dan Muscatell announced the promotion of Jamie Craighead from assistant coach to associate head coach, on Tuesday, June 10.
Craighead, who will be entering her second season at Sacramento State, works closely with the Hornets’ perimeter players, while also helping the team’s recruiting efforts. Craighead also helps lead the team’s various offensive sets during practice.
“Jamie has a wealth of basketball knowledge that she imparts on a daily basis,” Muscatell said. “This promotion speaks volumes about not only her effort, but her loyalty to Sacramento State. She is going to make a great head coach someday, and this move helps her continue on toward that goal, while also building our program.”
“This program is growing on a daily basis and I’m proud to be a part of it,” Craighead said. “The opportunity to move up to associate head coach is a big step in my career growth. I am excited to continue being mentored by coach Muscatell and work with coach (Kelley) Berglund, as we collectively move toward our goal of a Big Sky Championship.”
Prior to her stint with the Hornets, Craighead coached for two years at Portland State, where she served as recruiting coordinator. Craighead also spent two years as the top assistant at Division II power Seattle Pacific under Gordy Presnell, who is now the head coach at Boise State.
A 2002 graduate of the University of Oregon, Craighead ranks second in Duck history in three-point field goals with 182. She played under Muscatell, who was an assistant at Oregon from 1999-2003, during her final three seasons. During her senior campaign, Craighead led the Ducks to the 2002 WNIT Championship.