Irvin Joins TCU Women’s Basketball Staff

While many of her colleagues head overseas for the WNBA off-season, Sandora Irvin will hone her basketball skills a little closer to home. The former Texas Christian University All-American has joined her alma mater’s women’s basketball staff as Director of Operations.

“TCU was a big part of me growing up, and Coach Mittie, the other coaches and the faculty played a big part in my maturation and preparation for the real world,” said Irvin. “To come back and be a part of this program is very exciting fro me. I’m also excited to be able to see another perspective of the game that I love, not just as a player, but from the coaching side. It should be a great experience to be able to give back to this program that gave me so much.”

Irvin, who played for the Horned Frogs from 2001 to 2005, was one of the most decorated student-athletes in TCU history. She was named an Associated Press first-team All-American as a senior, while leading the Lady Frogs to a fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Also one of four finalists for the prestigious Naismith Trophy that same season, Irvin notched NCAA records for blocked shots both in a single game and a career with 16 and 480, respectively.

Irvin still holds numerous TCU career records, including games started (118), field goals made (686), free throws made (482), points (1,892), scoring average (14.9), rebounds (1,370), rebounding average (10.8) and blocked shots (480). She also recorded the only triple-double in school history with 20 points, 18 rebounds and 16 blocks against the University of Alabama Birmingham on Jan. 16, 2005.

The Phoenix Mercury selected Irvin third overall in the 2005 WNBA Draft, before trading her to San Antonio prior to the 2007 season. She will continue her professional playing career during the summers.