Harris selected as FLC women’s basketball assistant

New head coach Flores adds to staff

New Fort Lewis College women’s basketball head coach Jason Flores recently hired Elisha Harris to serve as his assistant coach this season.

Harris comes to Fort Lewis from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, where she spent the last two seasons assisting head coach Tim Moser. Last season, she helped the Seawolves back to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight for the first time since she wore the uniform.

“I am very excited about being able to bring Elisha here to Fort Lewis,” Flores said in a news release. “She has coached the past couple seasons in a very successful program at Alaska-Anchorage and will bring many great attributes to our program. She will be a great fit for me, our players, and within the community. Her experience and success in recruiting, strength and conditioning and player development will be great attributes for FLC women’s basketball”

Harris was a guard for the Seawolves’ Final Four teams in 2008 and 2009. She averaged 5.6 points per game and 3 rebounds as a senior, helping Alaska-Anchorage to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship and a school-best 31-4 overall record.

As a junior, Harris helped the Seawolves win 30 games and advance to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in program history. She scored 4.6 points per game that season.

FLC will look to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for a sixth consecutive season and seventh overall this season. The Skyhawks return nine players from last year’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament title team.

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