New UNT women’s basketball coach Jalie Mitchell finished out her staff on Friday with the announcement that Bobby Brasel will be the Mean Green’s associate head coach.
Brasel was a member of Joe Foley’s staff at Arkansas-Little Rock for the last two years. He was on the staff at South Alabama before heading to UALR, where he worked for Joe Foley.
“There aren’t many places I would have left Joe Foley and the strong tradition of UALR for, but the opportunity to come here, work with Jalie and help bring her vision of the Mean Green program into reality was just too enticing to pass up.” Brasel said in a prepared statement. “Hearing her passion and seeing the potential that exists at North Texas made me want to be here on the ground floor. We plan to build something special in the metroplex, throughout the state of Texas and on a national level as well.”
Brasel was the head coach at Garden City College in Kansas before making his two stops as an assistant at UALR and USA, two teams UNT played regularly in the Sun Belt. The Mean Green were members of the Sun Belt during the late stages of Mitchell’s days as a player at UNT and during her tenure as an assistant coach with the Mean Green.
“I’m so fortunate to have Bobby on staff as associate head coach. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table,” Mitchell said. “I’ve watched Bobby on the opposite bench for many years and always had the utmost respect for him. He’s a diligent worker who loves the game of basketball and enjoys teaching it. His voice is exactly what was needed to finalize this coaching staff. Bobby is great with X’s and O’s and is a relentless recruiter. He’s as sharp as they come and I value his input very much. I look forward to the major impact he will have on this program.”
The addition of Brasel completes UNT’s staff that also includes recruiting coordinator and assistant coach Tron Griffin and assistant coach Kasondra Foreman, a former UNT player.