Coach Bio

Lady Grooms
College - Georgia

The 2011 season marks Lady Grooms first season with the New York Liberty. As an assistant coach, Grooms' responsibilities include assisting head coach John Whisenant in player development, game preparation and West coast scouting as well as planning practices and individual player workouts.


Prior to joining the Liberty, Grooms served as head women's basketball coach for the Arlington Christian School in Fairburn, Georgia since 2009. Under Grooms the team was undefeated for three seasons and won two State Championships. Grooms also received State and Regional Coach of the Year honors. In addition to her high school coaching career, Grooms spent two years as the player development coach for the Sacramento Monarchs.


After a college career at the University of Georgia, Grooms began her WNBA career playing for the Utah Starzz via the Initial Player Allocation Draft in 1997. Following her time with the Starzz, she played for the Sacramento Monarchs for seven seasons (1998-2004) where she made three playoff appearances. Grooms also played overseas in Turkey, Hungary and Italy. During her WNBA career, Grooms scored over 1,000 career-points while grabbing over 500 rebounds.