|Title:||Women's Basketball Assistant Coach|
This season, the program will welcome former University of Arkansas player and local high school coach Leslie Howard.
Howard, a 2007 Arkansas graduate, joins the Red Devils after spending five seasons on the Limestone girls basketball coaching staff. She was the head sophomore coach for three seasons and a varsity assistant for two seasons. Prior to that, she spent three years on the Peoria Notre Dame girls basketball staff.
Howard played in 49 games in two seasons as a shooting guard at Arkansas. During the 2005-06 season, she averaged 10.4 points per game while shooting 41 percent from 3-point range. She led the team in SEC play with 11.2 points per game and dropped a career-high 24 points in an upset over No. 24 Florida. The following season, she helped Arkansas go 18-13.
Howard also played a season and a half of Division I basketball at Colorado, and before that, she was a standout four-sport high school athlete in Missouri, finishing her prep career as Salem High School's all-time leading scorer with 2,152 points and a first team all-state honoree.