Chris Vozab - 2012
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Chris Vozab is in her first season as the head coach of the Georgia Southern women's basketball program. Her 10 years of Division I basketball coaching experience at New Hampshire, Canisius, Winthrop and Dayton are highlighted by three postseason trips, two NCAA tournament appearances and three 20-win campaigns.
Vozab comes to Statesboro from Dayton, where she helped lead the Flyers to a 23-6 record, an Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament title, the first in program history, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament in 2012. She served as the team's point guard coach and helped develop Patrice Lalor into an A-10 All-Tournament pick.
Vozab was integrally involved in opponent scouting and provided scouts for both the A-10 semifinal game against Temple and the title contest versus then 16th-ranked St. Bonaventure. Under head coach Jim Jabir, the Flyer staff secured the 41st-ranked recruiting class in the country and the top class in the A-10 for 2012.
Vozab played for Jabir at Providence from 1998-2002 and completed her standout career as a four-year starter at guard and three-year captain with the aspiration of entering the coaching ranks. Both her parents coached basketball, her father serving as a high school and AAU coach and her mother also coaching at the AAU level.
Throughout her playing career, Vozab had the opportunity to learn from some of the top players and coaches in the game today. A native of Amenia, N.Y., she played high school basketball at Our Lady of Lourdes for current Marist head coach, Brian Giorgis, the six-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
She was high school and AAU teammates with current New Hampshire coach Maureen Magarity, and Magarity's father, Dave, is the head coach at Army. Vozab played AAU basketball for the NY Liberty Belles and standout Christ the King High School bench boss Jill Cook, who has coached eight WNBA players with the Liberty Belles including two No. 1 draft picks. While a member of the Liberty Belles, Vozab shared a backcourt with former UConn and current Seattle Storm star Sue Bird for four seasons.
Vozab entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at New Hampshire in 2002 and was named an assistant coach on Terry Zeh's staff at Canisius College in 2004. In her first season at Canisius, the Golden Griffins won their first MAAC tournament title and earned the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance. She recruited and coached 2006 MAAC Rookie of the Year Amanda Cavo and coached MAAC Tournament MVP and first-team all-league selection Becky Zak.
Vozab then spent four years at Winthrop as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Bud Childers, where she helped guide the 2008-09 squad to a WNIT appearance after a 20-12 season in 2007-08. She coached a number of award winners during her time at Winthrop, including 2010 first-team All-Big South selection Shanice Cole and 2011 Big South Freshman of the Year Dequesha McClanahan.
Vozab holds a bachelor's degree in English from Providence College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and won the William T. McCue Award for both academic and athletic excellence. She also holds a master's degree in literature from New Hampshire.
Vozab and her husband, Marc, were married in Charlotte, N.C., in 2010. They reside in Statesboro.
Division I Assistant Coaching Experience
2011-12 Dayton – A-10 Tournament Champions, NCAA Tournament Appearance
2008-09 Winthrop – WNIT Appearance
2004-05 Canisius – MAAC Tournament Champions, NCAA Tournament Appearance
Collegiate Playing Career
Four-year starter, three-year team captain, two-time Friars' Women's Basketball MVP
2001-02 Providence – Point Guard, Captain, Academic All-District Second Team
2000-01 Providence – Point Guard, Captain
1999-00 Providence – Point Guard, Captain, Academic All-District Team, Team MVP
1998-99 Providence – Point Guard, Team MVP
Bachelor's degree, Providence, 2002
English, Summa Cum Laude
Master's degree, New Hampshire, 2004