Felisha Legette-Jack

Basketball

Enshrined: 1998

Born: September 4, 1966

Felisha Legette-Jack, a prolific scorer both at the high school and college level, has transitioned into an accomplished college basketball coach.

At Nottingham High School, Legette-Jack became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,700 points. She went on to star at Syracuse University where she totaled 1,526 points and 927 rebounds. She graduated as the second-leading scorer and all-time leading rebounder in SU history. Legette-Jack also won the Big East Rookie of the Year award in 1985 and was a three-time all-league pick.

After graduation from SU, Legette-Jack became the Westhill High School girls basketball coach. She joined the college ranks in 1991 as an assistant at Boston College. Then in 2001, Legette-Jack took over as head coach at Hofstra.

During the summer of 2003, Legette-Jack served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia where the team won a gold medal.

After guiding Hofstra to its first-ever post-season tournament, Legette-Jack was named head women's basketball coach at Indiana University in 2006. She is also a member of the Syracuse Urban League Hall of Fame and the Syracuse University Orange Plus Hall of Fame.

Career highlights:

1981-1984: Plays basketball under Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame Coach Willetta Spease at Nottingham; won New York State title (1984) and All-American honors

1985: Attended Syracuse University; Named Big East Conference Rookie of the Year

1989-1991: Named head basketball coach at Westhill High School

1991-1993: Assistant coach at Boston College

1993: Named assistant women’s basketball coach at SU

2000-2001: A ssistant coach at Michigan State University

2001: Named head coach at Hofstra

2004: Named to the Big East Silver Anniversary Team , one of just 15 players selected

2006: Named Indiana University women’s basketball coach

 

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