SHREVEPORT, LA - LSUS Women’s Basketball and Head Coach Matt Strickland have announced that Kirsten Fellows will be named an Assistant Coach, after two years of serving as the Graduate Assistant.
“I am extremely excited for Kirsten to become the Assistant Coach for our Women’s Basketball program,” said Coach Strickland. “She has been an important part of our coaching staff the last two years as the Graduate Assistant and has worked herself into the full-time position. Kirsten has played and coached at LSUS and has been a part of several championship teams in her time here and fully understands and embraces the expectations for our women’s basketball team. She brings high energy, is a tireless recruiter, and is great in the development of student athletes. I am fortunate to have her on my staff as we continue to strive to take this program to new heights.”
Fellows spent the three seasons as a student-athlete a part of the Women’s Basketball program at LSUS. In her three seasons for the Pilots, Fellows helped the Lady Pilots to a historic season in the 17-18 season with a 31-2 overall record as well as a Red River Athletic Conference Regular and Tournament Championship and a NAIA National Tournament appearance.
In her senior season, Coach Fellows helped guide the Pilots to a 23-7 overall record and a Red River Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and NAIA National Tournament appearance.
Fellow transferred to LSUS from Ranger College, where she was named Freshman of the Year and averaged 15 ppg and four rebounds in the 2015-2016 season.
Kirsten is a 2020 graduate of LSU Shreveport earning a Bachelor of General Studies in Applied Science. She then earned her Master's of Education during the Spring of 2022.
“I have worked extremely hard on my craft, and I am very excited to be the new Assistant Coach here at LSUS,” said Fellows. “I am thankful to be working alongside Coach Strickland every day. He has watched me grow in my transition from a player to coach, and I am truly blessed that he brought me back to be his assistant coach. I always told myself anything is possible if you set your mind to it, and my faith in God has led me to this opportunity. It is truly a blessing to be promoted to the lead assistant position here at LSUS. I can’t wait to get to work and help our players achieve success both on and off the basketball court.”