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Shareé Boyd Named Head Basketball Coach

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Shareé  Boyd was named as the fifth head coach in Salem basketball history in a formal announcement from Salem’s Director of Athletics J.J. Antoine on Monday, October 17th. Boyd, who served as an assistant coach at Winston-Salem State from 2018-22, takes over the Salem program after Quntashea Lewis’ departure for Virginia Wesleyan in August.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to become the next head coach here at Salem College,” exclaimed Boyd. “I look forward to building a winning culture on and off the court!”

Boyd spent four years with the Rams as both an Assistant Coach and the Director of Operations/Logistics. In that capacity she ensured all student-athletes were compliant with NCAA rules and regulations, while assisting in the day-to-day duties of the women’s basketball program. She inherits a Salem basketball program that finished 4-20 overall and 3-15 in the USA South Conference a season ago. The three league wins came against Meredith (Jan. 29), Averett (Feb. 5) and William Peace (Feb. 12), while the non-conference triumph came in 73-67 fashion against Virginia Wesleyan on November 13th.

During her stint, she worked directly with the forwards and centers, developing the CIAA Freshman of the Year (Amaya Tucker), two All-CIAA selections (Amaya Tucker, Brionna Pate) and three All-CIAA Tournament selections (Amaya Tucker, O’Shea Hatley {2x}) along the way. With Boyd on the bench the Rams were 42-42 overall and posted a 25-25 mark in CIAA league play. The Rams reached the second round of the CIAA Tournament on two occasions and semifinal round of the 2020 tournament during Boyd’s tenure.

The best statistical season with Boyd on staff at Winston-Salem State was in 2018-19, when the Rams finished 15-13 overall and 11-7 in CIAA play. The Rams capped off the slate with a 9-5 mark at home and had four three-game winning streaks during the course of the season. Winston-Salem State fell in the opening round of the CIAA Tournament that season to Elizabeth City State to close out its season.

“I am excited to welcome Shareé to Salem College,” said Antonie. “After a comprehensive and competitive search, Shareé brings with her a strong work ethic, a deep connection to basketball and an understanding of Winston-Salem and its communities. Her commitment and passion for our student-athletes, coupled with her vision to create an upward trajectory of our program brings renewed excitement and enthusiasm to campus.”

Prior to joining the Winston-Salem State women’s basketball program, she spent one season at Louisburg College. In her time with the Hurricanes, Boyd oversaw duties as the housing liaison and travel coordinator while working with student-athletes to take part in community relations and volunteer opportunities throughout the Louisburg, N.C. area.

On the court, Boyd was an assistant coach and head coach of the Hurricanes’ jayvee program and eventually was elevated as the Interim Head Coach of the varsity program. Louisburg would finish with a 23-5 record in 2017-18, winning 10 wins at both home and on the road along the way. The season was highlighted by a 10-game winning streak, which spanned from November 11, 2017 to January 16, 2018. The Hurricanes scored at least 90 points in seven contests, including a 106-point outing against Central Carolina Community College (Nov. 11) and a 105-point outburst versus Patrick Henry Community College (Nov. 16).

With Boyd’s developmental tactics, Louisburg women’s basketball had five players transition to NCAA Division I, II and III programs. During her time with the Canes, Boyd helped the Canes reach the Region X Championship and played a key role in the individual development of all-conference guards Shontai Totten and Teana Lewis.

Boyd’s first experience as a coach came at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, N.C., where she was an assistant coach. In the 2016-17 season, Boyd worked first-hand with four student-athletes that would go onto play basketball at the NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II level. The quartet included K. Ruffin-Pratt (Charleston Southern), Erin Thames (Kent State), Michaela Gibbons (USC Upstate) and Fajhenee Bradford (Barton).

Boyd played three seasons at Wingate University where she helped Wingate win the Southern Athletic Conference Tournament championship in 2014 as a sophomore. Early in her junior season, shoulder injuries forced her to end her college playing career. She transferred to UNC Charlotte, earning a Bachelor of Arts in history in 2016.

In her prep career at Hopewell High School in Huntersville, N.C., Boyd was a four-time all-conference selection, an all-district selection and 2012 conference player of the year. She selected to play in the N.C. East-West All-Star game. Boyd led her team to three consecutive conference championships and upon her graduation from Hopewell, Boyd held school records in points, rebounds and blocked shots.

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