Rounding out the list of new coaches for 2008-09 is Evan Unrau.
Unrau comes to Santa Barbara after spending last season as the video coordinator for a Stanford program that made an incredible run to the NCAA National Championship game against Tennessee. A four-year letterwinner at Missouri, she earned Honorable Mention All-America honors after guiding the Tigers to their ninth NCAA Tournament appearance her senior season. A two-time first team all-league selection, Unrau also captained the Big 12 All-Star team that represented the United States at the 2003 World University Games in Daegu, South Korea.
She was drafted by the WNBA's Washington Mystics in the third round in 2004 and played professionally in Luxembourg in 2006-07.
A native of Fort Collins, Colo., Unrau graduated from Missouri in 2004 with a degree in psychology and went on to earn her masters in health education and promotion from UM in 2006.
"Evan has played and coached at the highest levels and she will be such an asset to our staff," commented head coach Lindsay Gottlieb. "She was a tremendous post player and will lend her expertise to our frontcourt. Evan is also creative and sharp and coming off of her experience with Stanford -- making it to the national title game -- she will help keep UCSB at a championship level."
Unrau will work mainly with post players, will be actively involved in recruiting, and will serve as the point person for the program's video operations.