Above photo of Kendra Foreman from the UMHB Athletics Department
BELTON, Texas- For the second time under head coach Mark Morefield, the UMHB women’s basketball team will have an alum as the program’s full-time assistant.
Morefield announced Thursday that Kendra Foreman, formerly Kendra Wynn, had been hired to fill the vacancy left by former assistant Haven Neal earlier this summer. Neal, who played alongside Foreman at UMHB, has taken a high school coaching job in Royse City, Texas.
Foreman, who begins her tenure at her alma mater on Thursday, comes to Belton from the University of Dallas, a Div. III program in the SCAC conference. While there, she served as a graduate assistant, and was part of the conference’s Coaching Staff of the Year this past season. She also spent one year at UMHB as a volunteer assistant during the 2018-19 season, as the Cru reached the Div. III National Tournament for the first time in program history.
“We are very excited to have Kendra back in the program as our assistant coach,” Morefield said in a press release. “She was our first recruit and helped lay the groundwork for our future success. Her experience at the University of Dallas and here at UMHB will help us greatly as we continue to strive for a national championship for Cru women’s basketball.”
While on the court as a player, Foreman won the ASC’s West Division Defensive Player of the Year award after tallying 67 steals and 21 blocks during her senior season in 2016-17. The guard was also a First-Team ASC All-West Division selection and was put on the conference’s All-Tournament Team that same year.
Prior to finishing her career with two years in Belton, Foreman played in the JUCO ranks for McLennan Community College in Waco.
Foreman expressed her excitement to return to UMHB and help lead the Cru, who have captured the ASC Tournament Title in each of the last two seasons.
“I am so blessed to be back at UMHB and it feels like I am coming home,” Foreman said in the press release. “I am ready to get started and continue to help build and mold Cru women’s basketball.”