Officially they will be called “new” as members of Lena Bramblett’s women’s basketball coaching staff at St. Catharine College. But the coaches now on board for the Patriots are by no means new to the Patriot program.
Gone is Terreka Walker who spent the last five years with Bramblett as her only full-time assistant. Joining the staff for the 2012-2013 season are Sara Sexton and Tyler Campbell (Lena’s brother). Both have strong ties to the college as a whole and also to Patriot basketball.
Sexton came to St. Catharine as a freshman in 2005 after graduating from Elizabethtown High School. She played two years for the Patriots who were then still competing as a junior college. She moved on to Campbellsville University in 2007 but only played in 13 games there before suffering a torn ACL. After sitting out two years, Sexton returned to St. Catharine for her final season where she played in 25 games in the 2010-2011 season. She earned her a degree in Liberal Arts from St. Catharine in 2011.
“I was assistant varsity coach at North Hardin High School last season,” explained Sexton, “but I really wanted to get back into college basketball. This is a good opportunity for me here. While I am coaching I will be able to work on my Master’s Degree here in Leadership.”
Campbell also is familiar to St. Catharine basketball. From 2008 to 2010 he was a student assistant for the Patriots and in the 20102011 season moved up to assistant coach. As did Sexton, he earned a Liberal Arts degree at St. Catharine in 2011.
“I worked a lot with game films and game requests before and also helped with the JV team,” said Campbell. I also worked primarily with the post players. Now I will be the head JV coach and work with the guard positions as well as doing a lot more recruiting, mostly of junior college players.”
Sextons’ responsibilities will include recruiting, on the high school level, and also working with post players, the position she played with the Patriots.
Bramblett said both new staff members will be valuable in replacing Walker who has taken a position as Director of Operations for the Lady DreamCatchers a semi-professional team in Louisville. “Terreka did a good job for us the last five years. “But I am lucky to have Sara and Tyler joining us. It will be a smooth transition since they are so familiar with our system and program at St. Catharine.”