Shea Ralph – Women’s Basketball Coach
Shea Ralph, a 2001 University of Connecticut graduate, a member of the 2000 NCAA National Championship and All-American during his tenure at Storrs, is in his 13th season as an assistant coach of the Connecticut staff.
As the coach of the Huskies, Ralph helped UConn win 12 consecutive finals and six NCAA championships. Ralph works primarily with guards and assists in all facets of player recruitment and development.
As a student-athlete at UConn, Ralph achieved All-America status as a player and was recognized as the 2000 BIG EAST Player of the Year. Ralph was captain of the Connecticut 2000 NCAA National Championship team and ended his career with 1,678 points, which ranks the eighth-best total in UConn records. She is also a graduate of UConn, ranked among the program’s top 10 career leaders for assists (456), steals (252) and field goal percentage (.579). In addition, Ralph was honored after the 2000 season as the recipient of the Honda Award, which is given to the best female athlete in 12 college sports, was named Sports Illustrated for the player of the year and was selected as the more valuable. 2000 NCAA Final Four player.
Prior to UConn, spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Pitt. During his tenure at Pittsburgh, Ralph was instrumental in the program achieving unprecedented success, with the Panthers having at least 22 wins in each of his last three seasons and qualifying for the regional round of the NCAA for the first time in Pitt history in 2008.
Ralph graduated from UConn in 2001 with a degree in exercise physiology. She was selected for the 2001 WNBA Draft by Utah Starzz, but was unable to compete due to a knee injury.
Ralph and her husband, Tom Garrick, have a daughter, Maysen.