Angel Elderkin

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Appalachian State University


2014 – Present: Head Coach, Appalachian State University

2013 – 2014: Assistant Coach, Louisiana State University

2012 – 2013: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, St. John’s University

2011 – 2012: Director of Video Operations, Louisiana State University

2007 – 2011: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, University of Virginia

2005 – 2007: Video Coordinator (06-07)/Graduate Assistant (05-06), University of Tennessee

2001 – 2005: Assistant Coach, Siena College

1999 – 2001: Special Assistant to the Head Coach, East Tennessee State University

1995 – 1999: Player, University of Southern Maine


2001: East Tennessee State University, Masters, Physical Education and Exercise Science

1999: University of Southern Maine, Bachelors, Sociology


Hometown: East Providence, RI

Career Highlights

Career Division I Wins

20+ Win Seasons (1)

Winning Seasons (3)
2021-22, 2020-21, 2018-19

Post-Season Berths (1)
2018-19 WBI Championship

2017 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Pat Summitt Most Courageous Award recipient

Led Appalachian State to the 2018-19 WBI Tournament Championship

Has led App State to 117 overall wins and three winning seasons, as well seven wins in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament

Has twice guided App State (2020-21 & 2018-19) to the most Sun Belt Conference wins (10) in program history

In 2018-19, led App State to the program’s most single-season wins (22) in seven seasons and first post-season berth (WBI) in six seasons

As App State’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 10 Sun Belt All-Conference Team selections, as well as one Newcomer of the Year

Helped lead Tennessee to the 2006-07 National Championship

As a Division I Assistant Coach, assisted LSU, St. John’s, Virginia, and Tennessee to a combined total of eight NCAA Tournament berths

As Virginia’s Recruiting Coordinator, signed four consecutive classes that ranked in the top-20 nationally

As a student-athlete at Southern Maine, helped lead the program to four Little East Conference Regular Season Championships, three Little East Conference Tournament Championships, and four NCAA Tournament berths (1997-98 National Runner-Up)

Head Coach Record