Khadija J. Head joins the Pitt staff after having most recently served as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Middle Tennessee State since 2007, helping guide the Blue Raiders to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010. Head helped put together a top-25 nationally ranked recruiting class in 2009 and a stellar 2010 recruiting class at MTSU and has been instrumental in signing three TSSAA Miss Basketball winners over the past three seasons.
In 2008, Head helped sign a pair of NJCAA All-Americans in Dana Garrett and Shytoria Davis. One year earlier, Head helped sign the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year in Morgan Boyd.
While at MTSU, Head helped to develop All-Americans Amber Holt and Alysha Clark, both of which were selected in the WNBA Draft in 2007 and 2010 respectively. Holt, a first-round selection, was the nation's leading scorer during the 2007-08 campaign and was named to four All-America teams, including CBSSports.com's first-team. Clark led the nation in scoring the last two seasons and was a two-time All-American while at MTSU.
Head has coached four players that have gone on to be drafted in the WNBA. In addition to Holt and Clark, Tanisha Smith was a second-round pick by the Seattle Storm in 2010 and Lauren Ervin was a second-round selection by the Connecticut Sun in 2008.
Prior to her service with Middle Tennessee, Head served as an assistant coach and director of basketball operations at the University of Arkansas from 2005-07. Head developed scouting reports, game strategies and recruiting correspondences in addition to assisting in the coordination of camps, planning travel and overseeing the ordering, managing and distribution of apparel for the women's basketball team.
Head assisted in the recruiting of Ervin, who was the 2006 Southern California Player of the Year and an All-SEC Second Team selection in 2007.
In 2005, Head completed an internship with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). While with the WBCA, she planned and coordinated arrangements for the 2005 High School All-America game presented by Nike.
From 2003-04, Head was a graduate assistant coach at Slippery Rock University. Her duties at SRU included coordinating Midnight Madness activities, developed a recruiting database, assisted in production of youth camps, created a summer strength and conditioning program and coordinated film exchange with conference and non-conference opponents.
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