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Michelle Irwin, Assistant Coach

Michelle Irwin enters her third season with the USI women's basketball team. She assists in all aspects of the USI womenís basketball program. In particular, she works closely with game scouts, recruiting, player assessments, and on-the-court skill work with the post players.

Irwin came to USI from Ashland University, where she was a graduate assistant from 2004-06. She helped the Ashland Eagles to an NCAA II Tournament appearance, two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division titles, and two 20-win seasons.

Prior to Ashland, Irwin got her coaching start at St. Catharine College during the 2003-04 season. She helped in recruiting, player development, and scouting reports while at SCC.

Irwin played for USI Head Coach Rick Stein from 1999-02 and was part of the Screaming Eagles' back-to-back GLVC Tournament championship teams. USI amassed a 70-22 mark, 43-17 in the GLVC, during Irwinís three seasons in a USI uniform. The Eagles also appeared in the NCAA II Tournament twice.

The Louisville, Kentucky, native averaged 5.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game for the Eagles, including a career-best 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds during USIís NCAA II Elite Eight run in 2000-01.

Irwin, who also teaches in the Physical Education Department at USI, earned a bachelorís degree in marketing with a minor in international business from the University of Louisville in 2004. She graduated with a masterís degree in sports sciences from Ashland in December of 2005.

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