Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Signs Extension To Coach UAlbany Women Into 2018
Despite speculation that she was getting ready to head to a more prominent program in women’s college basketball, UAlbany women’s head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson is staying put at SEFCU Arena, inking an extension through the 2017-2018 season.
Coach Abe, who sources close to the program told me was contacted by Ohio State following the Great Danes’ second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, is already the third winningest women’s basketball coach in program history after just three seasons, and has brought the team to their only two NCAA Tournament appearances in short order.
She will face a challenge this year, after all-conference performers Julie Forster and Ebone Henry left after their senior seasons. She now will have to rely on sophomore Shereesha Richards and 6’8″ junior Megan Craig to fill the void left by those two if the team is to three-peat as America East champions.
This is a huge win for UAlbany sports, as Coach Abe has brought the Great Danes from completely irrelevant in women’s basketball, to a team that no higher seed wants to see in the NCAA Tournament. Keeping the coach that made that possible can only lead to good things in the future at UAlbany.
Of course, it’s still entirely possible that a big name school can come calling at any time and lure her away, which is a terrifying prospect, but for now we can all be excited and hope she stays here forever.