August 12, 2004

Shell Dailey Named Interim Head Coach

San Antonio Silver Stars Chief Operating Officer Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil has announced that Assistant Coach Shell Dailey has been promoted to interim head coach for the remainder of the 2004 season. At the same time Dale Osbourne will rejoin the Silver Stars as an assistant coach.

This is the second time in two seasons Dailey has taken over as interim head coach of the Silver Stars. Last season, she stepped in on an interim basis when Candi Harvey was relieved of her coaching duties on July 26, 2003. Dailey guided the team through their final 12 games posting a 6-6 record.

Dailey joined the Silver Stars organization on April 3, 2003, after spending 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 a 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.

Osbourne is making his second stop in San Antonio as an assistant coach with the Silver Stars. Last year he joined Dailey on the sidelines for the team�s final 12 games. Osbourne makes the move back to San Antonio after guiding the Dodge City Legend of the United States Basketball League (USBL) to a division title and the league semifinals in his first year as head coach this past season. In 2003 the Legend won the USBL Championship while Osbourne served as an assistant coach. Osbourne has also served as the associate head coach with the Gary Steelheads of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) the past two seasons and is scheduled to return for his third when the season starts back up in November. From 2000 to 2002 Osbourne served as an assistant coach with the Grand Rapids HOOPS of the CBA. While with Grand Rapids, the HOOPS won the Eastern Conference Championship in 2001.

Prior to making the jump to the professional level, Osbourne served as an assistant coach at the University of South Alabama from 1992-99. During his stay at South Alabama the Jaguars won the Sun Belt Conference Championship in 1997 and 1998.

The WNBA is currently in the middle of its Olympic Break which lasts from August 2-31, to allow WNBA players to compete for their respective National Teams at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. During the break, the remaining members of the Silver Stars will remain in San Antonio and will take part in practices and various community activities.