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Angelo State's Kevin Baker has announced the hiring of former Central Missouri basketball player Renae Shippy as assistant women's basketball coach.

Shippy comes to Angelo State after spending one season as director of operations at Arkansas State. The Red Wolves went 24-11 and advanced to the Women's NIT. As director of operations, she scheduled travel, arranged events and coordinated video while working with players. 

"I am very excited to add Renae Shippy to our coaching staff," Baker said. "It was very apparent in the hiring process that Renae was sharp, driven, goal-oriented, and passionate about coaching here at Angelo State.  She will be a very valuable part of our basketball program in the years to come.   I am looking forward to working with her to take our program to the next level.  Our program to a huge leap forward the day we hired Renae Shippy."

Shippy helped guide Aundrea Gamble to her second straight Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year award and helped the standout guard earn Mid-Major First-Team All-American status. Shippy also played a key role in helping Jasmine Hunt and Khadija Brown-Haywood receive All-Sun Belt Conference third-team honors as well.

"I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to be an assistant coach at Angelo State University under Kevin Baker," Shippy said. "Coach Baker has an impressive career as a collegiate women's basketball coach at a variety of levels and his accolades throughout the years support that.  His passion to establish a winning culture at Angelo State is evident and I look forward to implementing my knowledge and experience to this program. Coach Baker and I have been a part of winning programs at a variety of levels and I have confidence we will bring a winning mentality to Angelo State."

Prior to Arkansas State, Shippy spent a year as a graduate assistant at her alma mater of Central Missouri. The Jennies went 26-5 and qualified for the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament. She helped with the development of All-American Keuna Flax. Flax was the MIAA Conference Player of the Year during Shippy's time. BreAnna Lewis and Revonnia Howard were honored with all-conference selections as well.

Prior to joining the Jennies' coaching staff, Shippy played at Central Missouri where she was named a team captain during her senior season. In her final season she scored a career-high 18 points against Southwest Baptist and had a career three-point field goal percentage of .364. She ranks No. 2 in Central Missouri single season 3-point field goal percentage with a clip of .435.  

During the 2012 season, she served as a student assistant for the Central Missouri volleyball team. She graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education and is pursuing a master's degree in sports administration.



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