Women's Basketball Coaches
Head Coach Sharrona Reaves
Prior to coming to College of Central Florida, Sharrona Reaves was in Athletic Administration as the Compliance Coordinator for Alabama State University. Reaves responsibilities are listed below:
Monitor NCAA Division I Compliance with the rules of all regulatory bodies in the areas of conduct and employment of athletics personnel, amateurism, recruiting, playing and practice seasons and awards, benefits and expenses. Responsibilities include coordination of financial aid and related operations, Initial Eligibility for all in-coming freshman, National Letter of Intent (NLI); rules education for university and athletic department constituents.
Reaves worked 2 seasons with the Mississippi State women's basketball program. She served as the Recruiting Coordinator at MSU during those two seasons and helped guide the 2008-09 Lady Bulldogs to the NCAA Second Round and the 2009-2010 Lady Bulldogs to their first ever NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearance. Her duties at Mississippi State included organizing recruiting, scouting opponents; Reaves spending two seasons as the head coach at Long Island University C.W. Post in Brookville, N.Y. While in Brookville, Reaves oversaw all aspects of the NCAA Division II basketball program. Under her guidance, C.W. Post had two consecutive winning seasons in 2007 and 2008, giving the Pioneers their first back-to-back winning seasons in 14 years. In her first season at C.W. Post, Reaves lead her team to the East Coast Conference Championship game, losing by one point to defending conference champions, New Haven. Last season, she led the squad to a third-place finish in the East Coast Conference.
Prior to her head coaching stint, Reaves spent three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at West Virginia University. While at WVU, Reaves helped recruit two top-20 recruiting classes signing Mountaineer standout Olayinka Sanni, who recently won a WNBA title with the Detroit Shock. She helped the Mountaineers to the Big East Conference Tournament finals in 2006, helped lead WVU to the WNIT finals in 2005 and was a part of back-to-back 20-win squads in 2004 and 2005. In 2004, Reaves and the Mountaineers won 21 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. While serving as recruiting coordinator, Reaves was instrumental in game scouting and was responsible for the development of the post players.
From 1995-1998, Reaves spent time as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Troy University in Troy, Ala. In her second season with the program, Reaves helped the Trojans claim the 1997 Mid Continent Conference Championship which was the first in school history. In that same season, the Trojans posted a 23-7 record and advanced to the NCAA Division I Tournament for the first time in school history.
Reaves graduated from the University of Alabama in 1995 after having a successful two years with the Crimson Tide. Reaves was a member of the 1994 Alabama final-four team that finished the season ranked third in the country.
Reaves spent one year of college in Niceville, Fla., at Northwest Florida State College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in English
Reaves is a native of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Assistant Coach Danielle Rector
First year assistant coach Danielle Rector begins her coaching career at CF and comes from Mississippi State University where she played five years for the Lady Bulldog’s. Rector a native of Ringgold, Georgia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in December of 2010 and later received her Master’s degree in Sports Pedagogy in 2012. During her SEC playing career, Rector helped the Lady Bulldog’s to the second round of the NCAA tournament in 2008-2009 and to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen 2009-2010 as well as two appearances at the NIT tournament. Rector received Academic All-SEC Honors each year and led the team in 3 point field goal percentage and field goal percentage in 2011. Rector’s high school career included being a Miss Basketball Finalist in the state of Tennessee and winning the distinguished Venus Lacy award in 2007.