Henrickson Adds Alaina Lee to Her Staff

July 1, 2011


Kansas women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the addition of Alaina Lee to her staff Friday. A former guard at Murray State University, Lee will serve as the Jayhawks’ assistant director of operations and video coordinator.

She replaces Katie Capps, who was promoted to KU’s director of operations.

“We’re very excited to bring someone of Alaina’s caliber to our program,” said Henrickson. “I first met her four years ago and her passion for young people and the sport of basketball is something that has always stood out to me. Her background in education and her experience coaching at many different levels will be extremely beneficial to the Jayhawk basketball program.”

A four-year letterwinner at Murray State University, Lee started for three seasons and was a member of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship team in 2008 that advanced to the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Lee ended her career second in program history having appeared in 114 games and ranked 22nd with 861 career points.

Lee, a native of Houston, Texas, spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas from 2008-10. During her time with the Buccaneers, Lee was the team’s recruiting coordinator in addition to assisting players with skill development and weight training. She also worked with two-time all-region selection Brateicka Mock, while Blinn qualified for regionals both seasons.

Lee’s coaching resume also includes stints as a head coach and assistant coach in the Houston Elite AAU basketball program and as head basketball coach at the E.O. Smith Educational Center, where she also served as a physical education teacher.

A member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), Lee graduated from Murray State in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education.