Ryan Weisenberg succeeded Rousseau, becoming the sixth coach in program history in April 2013. Weisenberg served as an assistant at Pepperdine for one season before being promoted, also bringing a wealth of basketball knowledge after coaching professionally in the WNBA and New Zealand Basketball league, and also working with the Los Angeles Lakers. He guided the Waves to a win in the opening round of the WCC Tournament in his first season and has picked up a WCC Tournament win in two of his first three seasons.
Professionally, three former Pepperdine players have been noteworthy. Rasheeda Clark, who played for the Waves from 1999-2001 and was the 2000 WCC Player of the Year, became the school’s first player to be chosen in the WNBA Draft. Then, Jennifer Lacy became the first WCC women’s basketball player to make a WNBA roster, as she won a spot with the Phoenix Mercury in 2006. Lacy was then part of the Mercury’s 2007 WNBA championship squad and had a 10-year career in the league. Miranda Ayim played briefly for the Tulsa Shock in 2011 and currently plays overseas.