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KU women hire aide from CMU

April 17, 2012

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Mahogany Green has joined the Kansas University women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach to replace Aqua Franklin, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Mississippi State.

Head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the hire Monday.

Green spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Central Michigan, where she helped guide the Chippewas to their second-straight postseason appearance and fourth in school history. At CMU, Green served as the recruiting coordinator, academic liaison and scout and worked on player development, primarily with the guards.

Prior to her time at CMU, Green served similar roles as an assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky (2008), IPFW (2007) and Eastern Michigan (2004-06).

Eastern Michigan advanced to the postseason all three seasons with Green on staff, including the 2004 NCAA Tournament.

“We are very excited to welcome Mahogany to Kansas,” Henrickson said. “Her energy and enthusiasm have made her instrumental in recruiting high-caliber student-athletes to Central Michigan. She also has a great deal of success in developing quality point guards, a position which she played during a decorated career at Cleveland State.”

“I have enjoyed my last four years at Central Michigan and I am thankful that coach (Sue) Guevara allowed me to be a part of her program,” Green said of her time with the Chippewas. “Kansas is a great opportunity for me. The athletic history there really drew me to the job and obviously the success they have experienced this past season and the last couple of years.

“Bonnie has done a great job at KU and has had success everywhere she has gone. I want to continue to progress as a coach and Bonnie is a great person to learn from.”

A four-year letterwinner at Cleveland State, Green was the team’s MVP in the 2000 and 2001 seasons. The two-time first team All-Midwestern Collegiate Conference (MCC) selection was also named to the league’s all-tournament team in 2000 and 2001. Green finished her career second in the Viking record book with 151 three-point field goals.

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