Felisha Legette-Jack

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Felisha Legette-Jack
Current position
TitleHead coach
Record142–85 (.626)
Annual salary$239,481
Biographical details
Born (1966-09-04) September 4, 1966 (age 53)
Syracuse, New York
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1991Westhill Senior HS
1991–1993Boston College (asst.)
1993–2000Syracuse (asst.)
2000–2002Michigan State (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall283–248 (.533)
Tournaments2–2 (.500)
Accomplishments and honors
CAA Coach of the Year (2004)

Felisha Legette-Jack (born September 4, 1966)[1] is the Head Women's basketball coach at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Prior to that, she spent six seasons at Indiana University, where she headed up the women's program, leading the Hoosiers to three postseason appearances.

Coming from a very athletically gifted family, she first came to prominence at Nottingham Senior High School in the mid 80s.[2] Her brother, Ronnie, had led the Bulldogs to a state championship earlier, but Felisha went one better, leading the Lady Bulldogs to two state titles before going on to star at Syracuse University.

Legette-Jack was fired by Indiana University Athletic Director Fred Glass on Monday, March 12, 2012.[3] She was hired by University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Athletic Director Danny White on June 14, 2012, marking White's first coaching hire at UB.[4]

USA Basketball[edit]

Legette-Jack served as an assistant coach of the U19 team representing the USA at the 2005 FIBA Americas U19 Championship for Women in Tunis, Tunisia. The USA team won all eight of their games, including the championship game against Serbia & Montenegro. Crystal Langhorne hit 77.5% of her field goal attempts, to lead the USA scorers with over 16 points per game. Candice Wiggins was close behind with almost 16 points per game. The USA team was dominant, winning every game by more than 20 points.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association) (2002–2006)
2002–03 Hofstra 8–21 4–14 9th
2003–04 Hofstra 14–14 11–7 T–2nd
2004–05 Hofstra 13–16 7–11 7th
2005–06 Hofstra 19–12 12–6 4th WNIT 2nd Round
Hofstra: 54–63 (.462) 34–38 (.472)
Indiana (Big Ten Conference) (2006–2012)
2006–07 Indiana 19–14 6–10 T–8th WNIT 3rd Round
2007–08 Indiana 18–15 10–8 T–5th WNIT 2nd Round
2008–09 Indiana 21–11 11–7 T–5th WNIT Quarterfinal
2009–10 Indiana 14–16 7–11 T–8th
2010–11 Indiana 9–20 3–13 10th
2011–12 Indiana 6–24 1–15 11th
Indiana: 87–100 (.465) 39–64 (.379)
Buffalo (Mid-American Conference) (2012–present)
2012–13 Buffalo 12–20 8–8 4th (East)
2013–14 Buffalo 17–13 10–8 3rd (East)
2014–15 Buffalo 19–13 11–7 3rd (East) WNIT 1st round
2015–16 Buffalo 20–14 8–10 3rd (East) NCAA First Round
2016–17 Buffalo 22–10 10–8 3rd (East)
2017–18 Buffalo 29–6 16–2 1st (East) NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2018–19 Buffalo 23–9 12–6 3rd (East) NCAA Tournament
Buffalo: 142–85 (.626) 75–49 (.605)
Total: 283–248 (.533)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
  2. ^ Ditota, Donna (October 10, 2018). "Felisha Legette-Jack making most of 2nd chance many women coaches don't get". The Post-Standard. Archived from the original on October 11, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Stuzman, Trent. "Felisha Legette-Jack fired". Indiana Daily Student. Retrieved 13 March 2012.
  4. ^ Harris, Jay. "Legette-Jack named head women's basketball coach". WIVB.com News Channel 4. Retrieved 14 June 2012.
  5. ^ "SIXTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 15 May 2013.