Stephanie Lawrence Yelton

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
University of West Florida


2012 – Present: Head Coach, University of West Florida

2008 – 2012: Assistant Coach, Boston College

2006 – 2008: Assistant Coach, Ohio University

2001 – 2006: Head Coach, Charleston Southern University

1997 – 2001: Assistant Coach, Wake Forest University

1996 – 1997: Assistant Coach, Wingate University

1996: Professional Player, Waitakere Rangers of Aukland (New Zealand)

1992 – 1996: Player, University of North Carolina


1996: University of North Carolina, Bachelors, Communication Studies


Hometown: Morrow, GA

Family: Edward (Husband) & Toby, Bobby, Ben, Hannah (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Wins
246-205 (.545)

20+ Win Seasons (4)
2022-23, 2018-19, 2016-17, 2014-15

Winning Seasons (8)
2022-23, 2021-22, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14

Conference Coach of the Year (2)
2018-19, 2013-14 Gulf South

Conference Regular Season Championships (1)
2016-17 Gulf South

Conference Tournament Championships (1)
2013-14 Gulf South

NCAA Tournament Berths (4)
2018-19, 2016-17, 2014-15, 2013-14

2018-19 and 2013-14 Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year

The all-time winningest coach in West Florida program history with a 190-121 (.611) overall record – rebuilt a program that had not had a winning season during the six seasons prior to her arrival (65-98 (.399) record during span)

Has led UWF to one Gulf South Conference Regular Season Championship and one Gulf South Conference Tournament Championship (first in program history), as well as four NCAA Tournament berths (one Elite 8)

In 2016-17, guided UWF to the most single-season (28) and Gulf South Conference (18) wins in program history

From 2001 to 2006, led Charleston Southern to the third most single-season wins (13 – twice) in program history and three seasons with a .500 Big South Conference record after taking over a program that had only two winning seasons in the 25 seasons prior to her arrival

As a Head Coach, has recruited and coached 22 all-conference team selections, including three Players of the Year and three Freshman of the Year

From 2006 to 2011, assisted Boston College and Ohio to a combined three 20+ win seasons and two post-season berths (WNIT)

Graduated from North Carolina as the best three-point shooter in program history, helping lead the program to two ACC Tournament Championships and three NCAA Tournament berths, including the 1993-94 National Championship

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