Valley City State University athletic director Jack Denholm announced May 6 that Jill DeVries has been named head women's basketball coach at VCSU.
DeVries was previously the women's basketball coach at VCSU for 14 years before stepping down last June. She replaces Cathy Hanek who resigned after one season.
"Jill has proven herself an effective coach and assistant athletic director during her 14 previous years at VCSU," said Denholm. "We are excited to welcome her back to the Viking family. She brings a lot of energy and excitement to the program after qualifying for the national tournament her past three seasons. I'm excited to work with Jill again and excited for her to get started."
During her previous stint at VCSU, DeVries posted a 219-230 career record on the court. The Vikings had winning records in each of her last five seasons and went 100-57 over that stretch. Her 219 career wins rank DeVries first in program history.
DeVries' 2011 squad won the Dakota Athletic Conference tournament championship and earned the program's first ever appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. Her 2012 and 2013 teams also made the national tournament, and the 2013 team posted a school-record 24 wins.
While at VCSU, DeVries coached 18 All-Conference performers, four Honorable Mention All-Americans, and 27 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Besides head coach, she will also work as an assistant athletic director – a role she previously held at VCSU.
DeVries is a graduate of North Dakota State University and was team captain on the 1990-91 Bison national championship team. She earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical Education from NDSU (1992) and a Master's of Education from NDSU (1997).
Lavesa Glover recently completed her second season as the top assistant for the Valley City State University Women’s Basketball program in 2013-14.
In her first year on the job, Glover helped the Viking women post a school-record 24 wins and qualify for the NAIA National Tournament for the third straight season.
Glover joined the Viking staff in the summer of 2012 after spending the previous season as Director of Basketball Operations for the UW-Milwaukee Women’s Basketball program.
Prior to UW-Milwaukee, she played professionally, spending time with teams in Finland, Poland and, most recently, Australia. In her final professional season, Glover played for the Southwest Slammers, averaging 19.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 66.7 percent from the field.
Glover was a two-year starter and four-year letter winner at UW-Green Bay from 2005-09. She was an All-League Second-Team performer as a Junior and was selected to the First Team as a Senior.
With the Phoenix, she played in the NCAA Tournament all four years. She scored 1,054 points and pulled down 447 rebounds while shooting 51 percent in 122 career games for Green Bay, leading the team in scoring as a Senior.
A native of Miami, Fla., Glover majored in Electronic Media/Communications at Green Bay and graduated in 2009.