WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT MARLENE STOLLINGS
"Marlene will bring great enthusiasm and excitement to VCU Women's Basketball. She is an excellent teacher, recruiter and communicator. The women on the VCU team will enjoy playing for her as she is very upbeat and positive. Her knowledge and experience will be a great addition to the already outstanding group of coaches at VCU."
-Tara VanDerveer, Stanford Head Coach, Two-time NCAA National Champ, 2011 Naismith Memorial Basketball HOF member
"This is a great hire for VCU. Marlene is one of the rising coaching talents and is a great ambassador for the sport of women's basketball. VCU's future is bright with her at the helm."
-Dawn Staley, South Carolina Head Coach, Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist, 2012 Women's Basketball HOF inductee
"VCU has made a smart hire with Marlene Stollings. Success seems to follow Marlene wherever she goes and that is a testament to how hard she and her staff work. I wasn't surprised when Marlene won Big South Conference Coach of the Year in her very first season. She brings the same relentless work ethic to coaching that she had when she was a terrific player."
-Brenda Frese, Maryland Head Coach, Former AP National Coach of the Year, NCAA National Champion
"Marlene Stollings is one of the smart, young, innovative coaches in the women's game. She will recruit, plan and prepare as well as game adjust like a veteran. Marlene is a strong offensive-minded tactician with an up-tempo style that players and fans will enjoy. Grab your season tickets and your popcorn and get ready to be entertained!"
-Debbie Antonelli, ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports TV analyst, Lead women's basketball analyst for the ACC, Big 12 and SEC
"I feel blessed to have been coached by Marlene Stollings. Her knowledge and passion for the game is unmatched. She has an incredible ability to teach. I would not be where I am today without the hard work and dedication of Coach Marlene. She worked with me as a backup guard; then, after honing my skills under her direction, I became the SEC's leading scorer."
-Bianca Thomas, former Ole Miss guard, 2010 SEC leading scorer, 2010 first round WNBA draft pick by L.A. Sparks