Erika Lambert

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of North Florida


2023 – Present: Head Coach, University of North Florida

2015 – 2023: Associate Head Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Abilene Christian University

2014 – 2015: Assistant Coach, Bethel University (MN)

2013 – 2014: Assistant Coach, Ohio Wesleyan University

2011 – 2013: Assistant Coach, Charleston Southern University

2008 – 2011: Director of Basketball Operations, College of Charleston

2004 – 2008: Player/Team Captain (06-08), College of Charleston


2010: College of Charleston, Masters, Public Administration

2008: College of Charleston, Bachelors, Corporate Communication and Historic Preservation


Hometown: Mannsville, NY

Maiden Name: Smith

Family: Paul (Husband) & Ava, Maya (Children)

Career Highlights

In 2023-24 (first season), led North Florida to two more wins (9) than the season prior to her arrival

As North Florida’s Head Coach, has coached one Atlantic Sun All-Conference Team selection

Selected to participate in the 2020 WBCA/Women Leaders in College Sports NEXT UP program, and in 2021, was named one of 22 assistant women’s basketball coaches ready to lead their own program by The Athletic

From 2015 to 2023, helped lead Abilene Christian to seven winning seasons, four 23+ win seasons, two Southland Conference Regular Season Championships (first in program history), one Southland Conference Tournament Championship (first in program history), and four post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament – firsts in program’s Division I history)

Abilene Christian’s scoring offense finished nationally ranked t-25th in 2021-22 and 10th in 2019-20

In 2011-12, helped lead Charleston Southern to only the program’s third winning season (17-14) in 13 seasons, as well as only the second post-season berth in program history

A two-year Team Captain at the College of Charleston, scored over 700 career points and is second all-time in career blocked shots (164) in program history

Co-Founder of Moms In Coaching, which is a group dedicated to supporting mothers in college basketball coaching at all levels

Head Coach Record