Coaches

Bonnie Henrickson - Head Coach

The old adage `Hard work pays off' has never rung more true than when following the career of Kansas women's basketball head coach Bonnie Henrickson. In eight years, Henrickson has molded the proud Jayhawk program back into a perennial contender.

Despite Kansas being a program rich with history and tradition, Henrickson accepted the task of taking over a team coming off its fourth-consecutive losing season when she arrived in Lawrence in 2004. She immediately rolled up her sleeves and went to work, and in a relatively short period of time, has transformed the Jayhawks into a team to be reckoned with once again.

In her eight years at the helm of the Kansas program, Henrickson has taken the Jayhawk program from the cellar of the Big 12 Conference to continually climbing toward the top of the league standings. In addition, KU has advanced to postseason play in six of her eight seasons, including in each of the last five years, highlighted by last season's NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 run.

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Katie O'Connor - Assistant Coach-Player Development

A long-time member of head coach Bonnie Henrickson's staff, Katie O'Connor returned to Lawrence on the sidelines of the Kansas women's basketball team in May 2012 after spending the 2011-12 season as an assistant at Virginia. O'Connor has spent 10 seasons as an assistant under Henrickson, most recently at KU from 2005-11.

While at Virginia, the Cavaliers went 25-11 in 2011-12, their most wins since the 1999-2000 season, and advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals for the second-straight season. O'Connor worked with the team's post players, a role she previously held at Kansas and will take over once again this season with the Jayhawks.

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Mahogany Green - Assistant Coach

Mahogany Green joined the Kansas women's basketball staff in April 2012. Before arriving at KU, Green spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Central Michigan where she recently helped guide the Chippewas to their second-straight postseason appearance and fourth in school history. At CMU, Green served as the recruiting coordinator, academic liaison, scout, and worked on player development, primarily with the guards.

The Toledo, Ohio native assisted Central Michigan in bringing in the No. 43 recruiting class in 2010. It was the highest of any Michigan school and the only team in the Mid-American Conference to be recognized. It consisted of the nation's No. 37 prospect, Crystal Bradford, who earned All-Mid American Conference Honorable Mention accolades in 2011-12. Green has also worked with fellow guards Niki DiGuilio and Brandie Baker, the 2011 and 2009 MAC Freshmen of the Year, respectively.

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Shay Robinson - Assistant Coach

Kansas head women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced the hiring of assistant coach Shay Robinson Sunday. Robinson replaces Terry Nooner, who took a similar position at Alabama.

Robinson spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at the Air Force Academy, which was fitting since he served more than eight years on active duty in the Air Force. While enlisted, he deployed on numerous tours of duty, including three tours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, spending time as a Weapons Load Crew member on F-16s, as well as Special Operations Senior Command Post Controller.

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Katie Capps - Director of Basketball Operations/Camp Director

Katie Capps is in her ninth season with the Kansas women's basketball program and second as director of operations after serving as assistant director of basketball operations/video coordinator for seven seasons.

Capps oversees the daily operations of the program, while handling team travel, business operations, community relations and serving as director of the Bonnie Henrickson Summer Basketball Camps. She also directs the annual Bonnie Henrickson Golf Tournament and is the liaison to the Hardwood Booster Club. In addition, Capps assists with on-campus recruiting, game day management and student-athlete development.

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Alaina Lee - Assistant Director of Operations/Video Coordinator

Alaina Lee enters her second season on the Kansas women's basketball staff as the assistant director of operations and video coordinator. She began her position with the Jayhawks staff in July 2011 and serves as the team's liaison for other departments such as equipment and facilities. Lee will also help with the Bonnie Henrickson summer camps and assist with day-to-day operations in the KU women's basketball office.

A four-year letterwinner at Murray State University, Lee started for three seasons and was a member of the Ohio Valley Conference Championship team in 2008 that advanced to the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Lee ended her career second in program history having appeared in 114 games and ranked 22nd with 861 career points.

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