Regarded as one of the top recruiting coordinators in women's basketball, Stephanie McCormick begins her fourth season as an assistant coach at NC State for the 2012-13 season.
Continuity is the key to a solid coaching staff, and you can find that right here at NC State. McCormick has worked alongside head coach Kellie Harper, assistant coach Jon Harper and operations director L'Tona Lamonte for the last eight seasons.
In addition to her duties as recruiting coordinator for the program, McCormick works diligently on opponent scouting and team academics. She also focuses on the development of the Wolfpack post players, something she previously handled during her five seasons at Western Carolina, and with the Georgia Tech women's basketball program.
Coach "Mac" and the rest of the staff earned strong reviews for its 2010 signing class, including Blue Star Basketball pinning the Wolfpack class 19th best in the nation. Premier Scouting Service and ESPN HoopGurlz also had the class ranked 29th and 30th, respectively.
Since arriving in Raleigh, McCormick has helped lead four different NC State players to numerous accolades, including all-conference, all-freshman team, all-tournament postseason honors and a Freshman of the Year award.
While at Western Carolina, McCormick helped recruit and coach five all-conference players, four all-freshmen selections and a Freshman of the Year honoree.
Prior to her one season at Georgia Tech, she served as an assistant coach at Charlotte, working with the 49er's post players and assisting with recruiting, team travel and scouting. In 2003, she helped lead the team to the Conference USA regular season title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. She helped bring in a recruiting class that ranked in the Top-25 nationally. Three of her players were named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team, two of which McCormick worked with in the post.
Before joining the staff at Charlotte, McCormick was the associate head coach at UNC Wilmington from 1999-2001, after being an assistant coach with the program in 1998. During the 2000 campaign, she helped lead the Seahawks to an 18-12 record, the most wins for the program since 1988. She also recruited a pair of CAA All-Conference performers while at UNCW.
McCormick began her coaching career in 1994 at Western Carolina, spending three seasons with the Catamounts. As Western's top recruiter, she developed a pair of All-Southern Conference post players.
A native of High Point, N.C., McCormick started all four years at Catawba College, where she was the first player in school history to finish a career with over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Her four-year averages were 10.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game and still holds the school record for career (1,244) and single-season (374) rebounding totals. McCormick earned All-South Atlantic Conference and all-district honors as a junior in 1993, and graduated a year later with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.
She is the daughter of Peggy and Alfred McCormick. While at Western Carolina she gained guardianship of nephew Rodney Keef McCormick who now attends NC State and is studying psychology.