Women's Basketball

    July 7, 1997

    McIntyre, Lang Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coaches

    LOS ANGELES -- Stacy McIntyre, an assistant at Nevada, and Erika Lang, an assistant at Florida State, have been hired as assistant coaches for the USC women's basketball team, USC head coach Chris Gobrecht announced today.

    "I believe both Erika and Stacy are among the best up-and-coming young coaches in America," Gobrecht said. "I really think they are exactly what USC needs.

    "Stacy has recruited on the West Coast for 3 years and understands what it takes out here. Erika, having spent last year with me, understands how I do things. Both are terrific representatives of our program and are very bright and talented coaches."

    McIntyre, 26, comes to USC from Nevada, where she was an assistant coach with the Wolfpack since the 1994-95 season. She was also the recruiting coordinator at Nevada and was in charge of the team's scouting responsibilities.

    She played forward at Kentucky from 1989-92, finishing her career as the ninth all-time scorer (1,215) and sixth in steals (189). A co-captain in 1991 and 1992, McIntyre was the Wildcats' leading scorer those years, averaging 15.0 and 16.1 points, respectively. She was an All-SEC second-team and All-Academic SEC selection in 1992.

    McIntyre graduated from Kentucky in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and a minor in health.

    Lang, 26, is in her second year on Gobrecht's staff, following her out from Florida State after spending a year as the restricted earnings coach with the Seminoles in 1996-97. She was the restricted earnings coach for Purdue in 1995-96 and was a student-assistant coach at Florida, her alma mater, in 1992-93. That same year, Lang coached the junior varsity team at FW Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Fla. She became the head coach at St. John's Country Day School in Orange Park, Fla., in the fall of 1993 and remained there until going to Purdue.

    As a center at Florida, Lang remains in the Top 10 in many career leader lists, including rebounds (647), blocks (45), free throws made and attempted (182-of-359). She was a member of the SEC All-Freshman second-team in 1989. She graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science in 1995.