Shell Dailey Joins Silver Stars Coaching Staff
“We are excited to have Shell joining the Silver Stars coaching staff,” said Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil, San Antonio Silver Stars Chief Operating Officer. “She will bring a lot of experience to the organization. She did a great job at South Carolina serving as the recruiting coordinator, scouting opponents and working with the post players, as well as helping the Gamecocks to the NCAA Tournament the past two years. We believe her work ethic will fit right in with that of Silver Stars. Not only that, but Shell is native Texan and was an outstanding player at the University of Texas and we’re just glad to have her back in the Lone Star State.”
Dailey is no stranger to working with Harvey on the court. Prior to joining the Gamecocks coaching staff, she served as an assistant coach along side Harvey with the Nashville Noise of the American Basketball League (ABL) in 1998. Before making the move to Nashville, Dailey and Harvey worked together at the University of Texas A&M where Dailey also served as assistant coach on Harvey’s staff during the 1997-98 season.
“I am thrilled to have Shell Dailey back on the sidelines with me again. I know more than anyone, all the positive things that Shell will bring to our team and organization. Her knowledge of the game is unparalleled, but most importantly, her ability to teach and communicate that knowledge is what our players will enjoy the most. She is a native Texan and cannot wait to get back home and work in our community and with this team. I am a firm believer in surrounding myself with good people, and with Shell and Tammi, I know we have the best!”
After the ABL closed it doors in December of 1998, Dailey joined the Gamecocks coaching staff. Over the past four seasons she has helped lead South Carolina to the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, 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.
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.
The Silver Stars open their inaugural season in San Antonio on May 24 at the SBC Center when they host Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm at 7:30 p.m. Fans can purchase 18-game lower level season ticket packages or the Silver Stars Weekend 6-Game Plan by calling 444-5050. Season tickets prices are $126.00, $270.00, $342.00 and $522.00, while the 6-Game Plan prices are $40.00 and $85.00. Neither package includes a $.35 per game traffic management fee.
Fans can also tune in and listen to all of the team’s 2003 WNBA games on Clear Channel radio stations KSJL 810 AM and KSJL 92.5 FM with Andrew Monaco calling the action for the Silver Stars.