Lindsey Huffman has joined the Reinhardt University athletic department as the head coach of the women’s basketball team. Huffman is in charge of handling all aspects associated with Reinhardt’s intercollegiate women’s basketball program.
“I am very excited to have Lindsey Huffman take the helm of our women’s basketball program,” Reinhardt athletic director Bill Popp said. “Lindsey has worked for one of the top women’s basketball coaches in Georgia (in North Georgia’s Buffie Burson) and has gained a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills that will help guide our basketball program to new heights. Lindsey has many great connections to basketball here in the state which she can use to recruit talented student-athletes to Reinhardt who will help lead us to our ultimate goal of success on and off the basketball court.”
Huffman comes to Reinhardt from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega, Ga., where she worked for the past three seasons as an assistant women’s basketball coach. Before that, she was an assistant coach and special education paraprofessional at Roswell (Ga.) High School for one year, helping to lead the Lady Hornets to the 2009 Region 6-AAAAA championship and a state tournament appearance. From 2006-08, Huffman was a graduate assistant coach at North Georgia, her alma mater.
A standout guard as a player, Huffman helped guide North Georgia to a 23-4 overall record and the 2006 Peach Belt Conference regular-season title in the Lady Saints’ first year of competition at the NCAA Division II level. She played one season at NAIA Division I Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, earning All-Frontier Conference honors in 2005. Before playing one campaign at NCAA Division I Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Huffman began her collegiate career at Utah Valley State College (now NCAA Division I Utah Valley University) in Orem, where she spent two years but played just one because of a knee injury.
Huffman received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education from NGCSU in 2007 and 2009, respectively.
At nearby Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga., Huffman was a four-year varsity starter and is the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,735 points. She twice received all-state accolades for the Lady Eagles.
“I’ve always wanted to be a head coach, that’s been my goal, and I’m really fortunate that this position opened up,” Huffman said. “This is kind of back home for me where it’s very close to my family. I love the area and I think the potential for the University in academics and the recruiting possibilities here are great. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to the season.”
Huffman is originally from Woodstock, Ga. She is a 2001 graduate of Etowah.
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