Sheila Roux, former assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Illinois State University, will join the Columbia Women’s Basketball staff in the same capacity, Head Women’s Basketball Coach Stephanie Glance announced today.
“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,” Coach 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, 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.