Staff
Head Coach
Alaura Sharp

Alaura Sharp is in her 2nd season at the helm of the Presbyterian College women's basketball program, after being hired hired on April 24, 2018.

Sharp spent two seasons as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for a Louisiana Tech program that posted 19 wins in 2017-18 and finished tied for third in the Conference USA standings, both an improvement from the year before. The Lady Techsters played in their second straight WNIT game, with two players earning Conference USA All-Conference honors as well.

During Sharp's first year in Ruston, the Lady Techsters exceeded all external expectations, winning 18 games and finishing fourth in the Conference USA standings, after being picked 12th in the preseason coaches' poll. Tech advanced to the semifinals of the C-USA Tournament and earned an invitation to the WNIT. It was the Lady Techsters’ first postseason appearance since 2011.

During her time at Southern Miss, where she served as associate head coach and recruiting coordinator, the Golden Eagles made back-to-back appearances in the Conference USA Tournament championship game. Southern Miss won a combined 52 games in those two years while making two trips to the Women's National Invitational Tournament, advancing all the way to the Elite Eight in 2015.

Prior to her time in Hattiesburg, Sharp spent four years as the head coach at Garden City Community College. There, she turned the Lady Busters program into a top contender each year in the tough Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and Region VI.

While at GCCC, Sharp guided the Lady Busters to their best record in school history at 29-4 in 2012-13 and ranked No. 13 in the NJCAA Polls. Her career coaching record at Garden City was 83-45, making her the winningest coach in program history. Sharp also produced an All-American player in Tamara Jones from Prosser, Washington in her last two years.

During her tenure at GCCC, Sharp’s teams defeated 11 nationally ranked teams. She posted back-to-back 20-win seasons including the team's best start at 15-0 during 2012-13. Her teams finished second in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference in 2012 and 2013 while finishing third in 2010. She was awarded the KJCCC Coach of the Year in 2010 while her teams advanced to the semifinals of the Region VI Tournament in 2012 and 2013.

Prior to Garden City, Sharp spent one season at Lamar Community College in Colorado after a two-year stint at Adams State University as an assistant coach.

“I am eager to create an atmosphere and energy within the program that people in the PC community want to support and be a part of. I am so grateful to Athletic Director Danny Sterling and President Bob Staton for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to lead this program. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of the PC community.”

Sharp graduated magna cum laude from Southwest Minnesota State University. She earned a bachelor's degree in physical education with a sports management concentration and minor in coaching. Sharp earned her AA degree from Fort Scott Community College, where she was a two-year letter-winner.

She was named a Kansas Jayhawk Community College second team all-conference selection while averaging 14.0 points and 12.0 rebounds. She also earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors. Sharp concluded her collegiate career at Southwest Minnesota State, where she led her team in steals at 3.5 per game.

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Brooke Rhodes

Brooke Rhodes enters her 2nd season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the women's basketball team after being hired in 2018.

Rhodes spent two seasons at Jones County Junior College where she helped coach the Bobcats to a 56-6 (.903) record over that span. The team won back-to-back MACJC State Championships as well as back-to-back NJCAA Region 23 Championships. In 2016, the Bobcats made their first ever National Tournament appearance and advanced to the Elite Eight. In 2017, the team returned to the Tournament and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. During her tenure, Rhodes was selected to coach in the 2017 NJCAA All-Star Game as well as the 2018 MACJC Sophomore All-Star Game.

Prior to her time at JCJC, Rhodes spent one season at the University of Central Arkansas where she helped guide the Bears to an overall record of 28-3, a Southland Conference tournament championship and the program’s first DI NCAA Tournament berth. That season, UCA set program records for regular-season wins (28) and Southland Conference wins (16) while going undefeated on the road in conference play for the first time in program history.

The Pelahatchie, Mississippi, native had a successful playing career at Southern Miss and Delta State in which her teams went a combined 96-32 (.744). A team captain on a 25-win, WNIT Elite Eight team at Southern Miss in 2014-15, Rhodes finished the season ranked 2nd in the Conference USA and among the national Top-40 in 3-point field goal percentage.

A prolific shooter throughout her career, Rhodes – a Daktronics All-South Region selection in 2012 – finished her time in uniform with averages of 36.7 percent from 3-point range and 81.3 percent at the free throw line. In high school she was a Dandy Dozen selection and a two-time statewide Player of the Year at East Rankin.

Rhodes earned her undergraduate degree in biological sciences, as well as a chemistry minor, from Southern Miss in 2014. She also completed a master's at USM in sports coaching education in 2016.

Assistant Coach
Jordan Hiatt

Jordan Hiatt is entering her 3rd season at Presbyterian College and 2nd season with Head Coach Alaura Sharp. She was hired in July of 2017.

Hiatt spent a year as a Graduate Assistant for the Indianapolis women's basketball team. While there she was responsible for many aspects of the program, including logistics, academics, camps, and recruiting.

Hiatt was a four letterman at Lenoir-Rhyne where she served as a captain for her last two seasons. The team, ranked in the USA Top 25 in 2013, earned a bid to the NCAA tournament in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 Lenoir-Rhyne earned South Atlantic Co-Championship honors and hosted the NCAA Regional as a #1 seed.

Hiatt earned All-Freshman Team honors in 2013, and was a member of the Dean's List from 2014-2016, and on the South Atlantic Conference Commissioners Honor Roll for all four years. Hiatt was a member of the Arktos Chapter of Mortar Board Senior Honor Society where she served at Vice President, a member of Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society where she served as Secretary, and was a women's basketball representative for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.

A native of Mount Airy, NC, Hiatt graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business. She is currently pursing her master's degree in Athletic Leadership from Clemson University.

Assistant Coach
Kenia Cole

Kenia Cole is in her 2nd year with Presbyterian College women's basketball program. She came to PC from Oberlin College, where she served as an assistant coach. She assisted the Yeowomen to its first North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Oberlin finished the season with a program-best record of 21-8.

Cole was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team at Hampton University. She is a four-time Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular season champion, three-time MEAC tournament champion and was named the most improved player as a junior. She totaled over 245 assists in her career and ranked in the program’s top-10 for made three-pointers.

In addition to her success on the court, she was on the Dean's List all four years of her career and earned a bachelor’s of science in sport management in May of 2015. She completed her master’s of professional studies in sports industry management at Georgetown University in May of 2017.