Stallings selected for College Basketball Academy

Published 4:09 pm Friday, July 28, 2023

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MURFREESBORO – The NCAA announced the roster of coaches selected to participate in the Individual Pathway of the 2023 NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, TN from July 24-31. Chowan women’s basketball head coach Lenise Stallings was among those selected to participate.

“I am extremely excited to be one of the coaches selected for this event,” stated coach Stallings. “The academy is allowing us to serve outside of our community, and continue to impact lives and grow as leaders.”

The academy will provide prospective student-athletes a sample of the college basketball experience. These developmental summer academies pair high-level basketball competition with life skills instruction.

Coach Stallings will help provide instruction for selected prospective student-athletes.

Stallings is entering her fourth season as Chowan’s head women’s basketball coach.

In 2022-23, Stallings produced her second straight 18-win season going 18-11 overall and 12-8 in league play. The Hawks made their second straight trip to the Conference Carolinas Semifinals and fourth straight appearance in the Conference Carolinas Championship Tournament.

Stallings would aid in the progress of Destiny Robinson as Robinson would be named Conference Carolinas Defensive Player of the Year as the forward led the league in blocks (66) and rebounds (251). Robinson would also be named First Team All-Conference while achieving 1,000 career points and broke the Chowan DII record in career rebounds and double-doubles.

For the 2021-22 season, the Hawks posted an 18-10 overall record and an impressive 17-7 record in league play. Chowan would make their first-ever trip to the Conference Carolinas Semifinals.

During the 2020-21 season, Stallings led the program to a 7-8 overall record and a 7-7 mark in Conference Carolinas play. The 7-7 league record was the best mark during the Hawks’ transition into the Conference Carolinas. Chowan averaged 67.3 points per game, up nearly six points per game from 2019-20 and the most since the 2017-18 season.

Stallings came to Chowan after a season at Wiley College (NAIA) in Marshall, Texas. During her stint with the Wildcats, Stallings orchestrated a winning season for the first time in three seasons. The Wildcats went 14-13 overall and 11-7 in the Red River Athletic Conference and an appearance in the RRAC semifinals.

Prior to Wiley, Stallings spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Tennessee State following former Mississippi Valley State head coach Jessica Kern to TSU. Stallings helped the Tigers secure the program’s largest recruiting class and a spot in the top-25 most improved Division I women’s basketball programs.

Stallings started her coaching career at Mississippi Valley State in 2016-17 as an assistant coach after serving as a graduate assistant from 2014-2016.

The Hattiesburg, Miss. native played her collegiate career at Mississippi Valley State. During her playing career, Stallings appeared in 124 career games, amassing 739 points, 198 made three-pointers, while shooting 35.1% from behind the arc. Stallings and the Devilettes were named SWAC Regular Season Champions and received a bid to the WNIT in 2011-12, and appeared in the SWAC Conference Championship game in 2012-13. During the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, Stallings led the SWAC in three-point field goal percentage.

Stallings earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from MVSU in 2013 and master’s degree in Bioinformatics in 2016.