Sheila Roux joined the Columbia University women's basketball program in April 2013 as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Staring in the 2014-2015 season, Roux was named an Associate Head Coach.
“I am so happy and thankful to have Sheila join our staff at Columbia. She has worked with me for the past three years at Illinois State, and has done an incredible job recruiting, scouting, and on the court coaching,” Head coach Stephanie Glance said. “Sheila has a great skill set, outstanding character, and a contagious energy about her. She is thrilled to be in New York City and have the opportunity to coach at such a prestigious institution as Columbia University. She is an incredible addition to the Columbia family.”
Roux helped Glance become the second head coach in program history to win their first game as the floor general when the Lions downed LIU-Brooklyn 62-59 Nov. 9, 2013 to open the 2013-14 season. The win also marked Columbia's first season-opening victory in two seasons when the Lions downed Sacred Heart, 79-55. During her first season on the bench, the Lions went 6-22 overall and 3-11 in Ivy League action.
Columbia saw many firsts fall in 2014-15 as it posted the most victories in five seasons with an 8-20 overall record and 2-12 mark against the Ivies. During non-conference action, Columbia not only played in back-to-back overtime contests for the first time, but won both outings versus Rhode Island (Nov. 24) and Bradley (Nov. 26). To close out of league action, the Lions limited NJIT to 38 points, the fewest points allowed since keeping Skidmore at 32 in December 1986. Records fell throughout conference play as well. On Jan. 24, Columbia held Cornell to 46 points, the fewest points allowed in an Ivy League game since March 4, 2011 vs. Yale (W, 46-42). The Lions downed the Harvard Crimson, 59-43, Feb. 13, for the first time under the roof of Levien Gymnasium in program history. For their efforts, the Lions garnered a program-best seven Ivy League weekly awards highlighted by Camille Zimmerman’s six Rookie of the Week accolades, which is also a program first.
Roux, who has more than a decade of collegiate basketball experience as a coach and player, joined the ISU coaching staff in May 2010. In her first season with the Redbirds, she helped lead the team to a record-setting season.
She played a crucial role in the Redbirds' success during the 2010-11 season, including the first undefeated Illinois State regular season at home in program history. Roux also helped coach the Redbirds to their third-straight semifinal appearance in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). During the 2011-12 season, Roux coached the Valley Newcomer of the Year, Jamie Russell, and helped guide ISU to its 11th appearance in the Postseason WNIT with an at-large bid.
Roux spent four seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006-10), mentoring five All-Horizon League selections and two-time Horizon League Player of the Year Traci Edwards.
Prior to her stint at Milwaukee, Roux spent a season as the interim head coach at her alma mater Minnesota-Crookston. A four-year letterwinner for the Eagles (1995- 2000), she was a volunteer assistant coach during the 2000-01 season. While a player at UMC, Roux was named the school's Female Athlete of the Year in 2000 and graduated as the school's all-time leader in three-pointers (record broken in 2008).
Roux spent two seasons as an assistant coach at UW-Parkside from 2003-05. In 2005, the Rangers set a school record with 20 wins and made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Roux was a graduate assistant at South Dakota State from 2001-03, the Jackrabbits posted an overall record of 60-11. A member of Division II at the time, the Jackrabbits reached the NCAA Tournament Semifinals in 2002. In 2003, SDSU won the Division II National Championship.
Roux earned undergraduate degrees in sports recreation and management, and information networking management from Crookston and has a master's degree in sports pedagogy with an emphasis in athletic administration from South Dakota State.
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