Brittney Ezell became the eighth head coach in the 52-year history of East Tennessee State University Women’s Basketball on May 8, 2013. Coach Ezell enters her eighth year as the head coach of the Buccaneer women’s basketball program in 2020-21. Since her arrival, Ezell has increased ticket sales revenue by 3,088%. In each of the six seasons since the Buccaneers have returned to the Southern Conference, ETSU has ranked top-three in the SoCon in attendance, placing second during the 2016-17 season with 18,860 total attendees while obtaining a new school record crowd of 6,072. To learn more about Coach Ezell, click here.
Mercer University named veteran NCAA Division I coach Susie Gardner as the school’s 10th women’s basketball head coach on June 24, 2010. With more than 350 Division I wins on her resume, Coach Gardner has transformed Mercer into one of the top mid-major programs in the NCAA, let alone the Southeast. Gardner has accumulated 177 total wins at Mercer, making her the all-time winningest coach in program history. Gardner’s teams have amassed 20-plus wins in six-of-the-last-eight seasons, including five consecutive 20-or-more win seasons from 2014-2019. For more on Coach Gardner, click here.