College - North Carolina State
Trudi Lacey was named the teamís general manager and head coach on November 25, 2010. It is her first season leading the Mystics coaching staff and her third with the organization. Lacey brings a wealth of experience to the Mystics. She recently was the head coach of Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina. Lacey has also spent time as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Charlotte Sting from 2003-2006. She has had coaching stints at the University of Maryland, the University of South Florida, NAIA Francis Marion College, Manhattan College and James Madison University.
Lacey played for the legendary Kay Yow at North Carolina State University where she was an All-American basketball player. Her jersey was retired by the school in 2000, and she was named to the ACC All-Legend Team. Off the court, Lacey is President / CEO of Lacey & Co., LLC a comprehensive executive coaching firm that specializes in strategic initiatives, performance coaching, personal development and organizational leadership training. She is very active in the Charlotte community and serves on the Board of Directors for A Childís Place, the National Kidney Foundation, the Johnston YMCA and Mothering across Continents, which addresses the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa.
Lacey received her bachelorís degree in business management and masterís degree in sports management from North Carolina State University.