Randa Gatling, Assistant Coach
Assistant Coach Randa Gatling '99 returns for her 10th season with the Screaming Eagles. Gatling assists in all aspects of the USI women's basketball program. In particular, she works closely with game scouts, recruiting, player assessments, and on-the-court skill work with the guards.
Gatling has been a major part of USI's success throughout the years, both as a player and as a coach. She has been a part of 253 victories, 153 as a coach and 100 as a player. In addition, Gatling has been a part of seven NCAA II Tournament teams, two NCAA II Elite Eight squads, and five GLVC championship teams.
In addition to her coaching duties, Gatling is USI's senior woman administrator and an instructor in physical education. She also is the coordinator for USI's Eagle Math program.
A native of Evansville, Indiana, Gatling started her career at Evansville Central High School. She served as the head coach for the first-ever Central girl’s freshman basketball team and was instrumental in its creation.
Gatling graduated from USI in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in social work.
During her playing days at USI, Gatling was a member of the 1997 NCAA Division II national finalist team. Her play helped the Eagles to NCAA II Tournament appearances in 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 as well as GLVC championships in 1995, 1997, and 1998. She was the team captain in 1997-98.
The Eagles were a dominating 100-16 (.862),
including an amazing 67-9 (.881) in the GLVC, during Gatling's four years
in an Eagle uniform.