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Lauren Tippet | Assistant Coach

Lauren Tippet has concluded her third year as an assistant coach with the women’s basketball program. Tippet plays a large role in the Huskies’ recruiting effort; contributing to the successful recruitment of players from both Texas and abroad. In addition to the major metropolitan areas in Texas (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin), Tippet has contributed to the successful recruitment of international players from Germany, Australia, Uzbekistan, Austria and Ireland. On the court, Tippet plays a major role in player development, leading offensive skill workouts and individual film sessions. Tippet also frequently leads guard workouts in practice and is responsible for the development of the Huskies’ floor leaders. These elements were key during the memorable 2014-15 season, helping the Huskies earn a birth in the Southland Conference Tournament in only their second season in the league, qualifying as the eighth seed. From there, HBU went on to defeat the fifth, fourth and top seed to become the first eighth seed to reach the Championship game in Southland Conference Tournament history.

Tippet also has academic liaison responsibilities, overseeing academic progress and setting up tutors when necessary. Over the last three years, the Huskies have been exceptional in the classroom. Starting in her first season in 2013-14, the team posted a combined 3.6 GPA in the second semester, which included five players earning a perfect 4.0. This was the strongest academic performance, top to bottom, since the founding of the program. All 13 players on the Huskies' roster earned at least a 3.0 GPA, which netted them all spots on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. This was the first time in the history of the program that every member of the team has made the All-Conference Honor Roll. At the conclusion of the academic year the Huskies were recognized nationally, earning their first ever selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll, finishing with the 12th highest team GPA in Division I with a combined 3.514 GPA in 2013-14. In 2014-15 the Huskies continued their commitment to academic excellence, earning their second consecutive selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Honor Roll; this time finishing 17th in the nation with a 3.445 combined team GPA. In Fall 2015, the Huskies posted their highest ever team GPA (3.65), putting the team on pace for a third-consecutive WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll selection.

Tippet came to HBU from Sam Houston State. During her two years as a graduate assistant coach at Sam Houston, the Bearkats won the program’s first Southland conference championship and received both pre-season and post-season WNIT invitations. Prior to being a graduate assistant, Tippet played two seasons for the Bearkats. During her career, she received academic all-conference honors both seasons and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Following her undergraduate work, Tippet received a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Science that transitioned to her work with the Bearkats’ off-season training programs. While in Huntsville Tippet also trained local high school athletes primarily in off-season strength and conditioning programs.

A Houston native, Tippet transferred to Sam Houston after playing two seasons at San Jacinto Junior College and graduating from Clear Creek High School.


Becca Allison | Assistant Coach

Becca Allison is in her third year with the HBU women's basketball program, now serving as assistant coach after two years as the graduate assistant.

Allison plays a large role in the Huskies’ recruiting effort; contributing to the successful recruitment of players from both Texas and abroad. In addition to the major metropolitan areas in Texas (Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin), Allison has contributed to the successful recruitment of international players from Germany, Australia, Uzbekistan, Austria and Ireland. She is also in charge of coordinating travel and academic oversight, coordinating schedules and overseeing team study halls. Last season, she helped HBU reach the Southland Conference Tournament in program history and become the first eight seed to reach the SLC championship game, as the Huskies knocked off the fifth, fourth, and top seed.

Allison also has academic liaison responsibilities, overseeing academic progress and setting up tutors when necessary. Over the last three years the Huskies have been exceptional in the classroom. Starting in her first season, the team posted a combined 3.6 GPA in the second semester, which included five players earning a perfect 4.0. This was the strongest academic performance, top to bottom, since the founding of the program. All 13 players on the Huskies' roster earned at least a 3.0 GPA, which netted them all spots on the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. This was the first time in the history of the program that every member of the team has made the All-Conference Honor Roll. At the conclusion of the academic year the Huskies were recognized nationally, earning their first ever selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll, finishing with the 12th highest team GPA in Division I with a combined 3.514 GPA in 2013-14. In 2014-15 the Huskies continued their commitment to academic excellence, earning their second consecutive selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25 Honor Roll; this time finishing 17th in the nation with a 3.445 combined team GPA. After graduating five great students in the 2015 class there was the potential for a slip up in the classroom, but this year’s team is continuing the program’s exceptional academic tradition. In the first semester the Huskies posted their highest ever team GPA (3.65) putting the team on pace for third consecutive WBCA Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll selection.

Allison, an Edinburgh, Scotland, native, came to Houston from Old Dominion University, where she was a four-year letterwinner for the Monarchs basketball team from 2010-14. She was Academic Athlete of the Year her sophomore year and finished her career at Old Dominion with a 4.0 GPA. Allison was team captain her senior year and was also named the Conference USA Spirit of Service Award recipient. She earned her degree in sport management with a minor in marketing. Allison earned her Master's degree in education from HBU in May 2016.

She has represented both Great Britain and Scotland in the European Championships. She averaged over 10 points a game in the European “B” Championships. She also represented Great Britain in the World University Games in China in 2011. Playing for the COE Kool Kats in Edinburgh prior to her US move, Allison and her team won the Scottish National League and the Scottish Cup. She was named MVP every year since 2006-07 and earned Women’s Player of the Year accolades in 2008-09.


Justin Jones | Assistant Coach

Justin Jones is in his first season as assistant women's basketball coach at HBU.

Jones joined the HBU staff after spending the 2015-16 season as a student assistant coach with the LeTourneau University women’s basketball team and helping guide the Yellowjackets to their first American Southwest Conference Tournament victory. He worked primarily with post players LaTanya Drakes and Ashley Stephens, who were both second-team all-ASC East Division selections, while Stephens was also tabbed ASC East Division Defensive Player of the Year. During the 2014-15 season, Jones was a student assistant with the LeTourneau men’s basketball team.

A standout on the court himself, Jones ranks second all-time in LeTourneau history with a .576 field goal position and ranks seventh with 450 field goals made. His senior season, he scored the second-most field goals in Yellowjacket history with 303, tallied the third-highest point total with 672 and led the ASC in double-doubles (13) and rebounds (10.0 rpg). As a junior, Jones was named first-team all-ASC East Division and ranked fifth in the league with 7.6 rebounds per game.

A native of Waxahachie, Texas, Jones graduated from Waxahachie High School, then went on to play two seasons at Cedar Valley College, before transferring to LeTourneau. He will be pursuing a Master’s degree at HBU.


Anna Strickland | Director of Basketball Operations

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Dana Quinterro | Assistant Athletic Trainer

Dana Quinterro is in her eighth year as an assistant athletic trainer at HBU, working primarily with women's basketball. Quinterro spent two years working for Austin Sports Medicine, assisting four orthopedic surgeons, four physical therapists and a physiatrist in daily clinical functions.

Quinterro earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training at the University of Texas in 2006. While at UT, she worked as the head athletic training student with the Longhorn football team, as well as volleyball and women’s soccer. Her duties at Texas also included assisting with the athletic training coverage at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and numerous Big 12 championships. She was also a member of the Longhorn Athletic Training Student Association. Quinterro earned her master's degree in education at HBU in 2011.