College - Texas '86
Shell Dailey is in her second stint as an assistant coach with the Silver Stars. She originally joined the Silver Stars coaching staff on April 3, 2003 as assistant coach and was later named interim head coach midway through the 2003 season. While at the helm Dailey led the team to a 6-6 record. Prior to joining the Silver Stars Dailey had spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
During her tenure at the University of South Carolina she helped lead the Gamecocks to the NCAA tournament twice, including an appearance in the Elite 8 during the 2001-02 season. In addition to her coaching duties, Dailey was responsible for recruiting, scouting opponents, helping coordinate the team’s marketing strategies and scheduling the team’s community service appearances. Prior to joining the Gamecocks coaching staff, she served as an assistant coach for the Nashville Noise of the American Basketball League (ABL) in 1998 and the University of Texas A&M during the 1997-98 season.
No stranger to Texas, Dailey began her coaching career in 1992 as an assistant coach at Texas Christian University. The following season she was promoted to head coach where she guided the team for the next three seasons.
Dailey played four years of collegiate basketball at the University of Texas from 1981-85. Led by Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame member and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member, Head Coach Jody Conradt, the Longhorns participated in postseason play in all four of Dailey’s seasons. During her freshman year, the team reached the AIAW Final Four, losing to Rutgers in the Championship Game. Over the next three seasons, Dailey helped the Longhorns to two Elite 8 appearances and one Sweet 16 berth. During her collegiate career, the Longhorns won four Southwest Conference championships and never lost a conference game. Named as the team captain her senior year, Dailey also received numerous academic rewards and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising management.
A native of McKinney, TX, Dailey was standout high school basketball player at McKinney High School where she was named a second-team all-state choice and a three-time district MVP. She and husband, Eric, recently welcomed in their first child, Eric Lavell Dailey Jr. on January 15, 2004.