HUNTINGTON, W. Va.—Marshall Women’s head basketball coach Matt Daniel has a lot of new faces to learn around the locker room in his first season with the Herd; however, there will be two faces he already knows. Daniel selected two of his former assistants from the University of Central Arkansas to join his staff at Marshall.
Tony Kemper was hired as the associate head coach for Daniel’s team, a position he is very familiar with. Kemper worked for Daniel for two years in the same role he will perform at Marshall.
While at Central Arkansas, Kemper shared Daniel’s success, winning 45 games, making two trips to the postseason and winning a (Southland) conference championship. Daniel is excited to have Kemper on the staff.
Prior to Kemper’s time with Daniel, he served as an assistant coach for the Central Arkansas men’s team for four years. Kemper also worked as an assistant coach at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College—a program known for its success at the junior college level.
A face that Daniel will be familiar with is newly hired assistant coach Caronica Randle. Daniel’s familiarity with Randle is largely in part of the time she has served as an assistant in his program. Randle knows Daniel’s expectations for the program well.
“She has been with me since the day I became a head coach, and she is considered a family member to my family,” said Daniel.
Before Randle began coaching she was a standout for Central Arkansas. Randle finished as the school’s No. 3 career scorer (2,089 points) and all-time leader in free throws made and attempts.
Randle played a major impact on the recruiting while at Central Arkansas, bringing in the Southland conference’s Freshman and Player of the Year during her first two seasons.
“I am eager to learn more and expand my knowledge of the game of basketball since I feel that there is always room to grow when you have a passion for something you love,” said Randle.
Daniel’s final addition to his staff was Tamisha Augustin. Prior to joining the Herd, Augustin spent two seasons as an assistant at South Carolina State, a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Augustin gained her coaching experience at Bethel High School in Hampton, Va. She spent two years with the school coaching the girls’ varsity team to a 15-11 record. Augustin also coached the Georgia Metro Nike Travel Team from 2006-08.
Augustin spent her college career at Alabama A&M University and was a two-time All-SWAC selection. Her skills provided an opportunity to play for the professional club KSC-Szekszard (Hungary) during the 2008-09 seasons. Her career with the club was interrupted by an injury.
“Coach Daniel has built a staff with a lot of charisma and great character; I believe this will lead to a championship,” Augustin said.