Cara Consuegra Named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at CharlottePosted: April 26, 2011
Former Iowa women’s basketball player Cara Consuegra has been named the head women’s basketball coach at Charlotte University.
The former All-Big Ten guard was officially introduced at a press conference Tuesday morning. She takes over a 49ers squad that lost in the Final Four of the WNIT this past season.
“I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to lead the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball program,” Consuegra said Tuesday at her introductory press conference. “I am eager and excited to build on the great tradition the women’s basketball program has at Charlotte. We have high expectations, but with the current and incoming talent, resources and the support of alumni and the Charlotte community, I believe we will continue to have great success.”
This is Consuegra’s first head coaching opportunity. The former Hawkeye spent the previous seven seasons as an assistant coach at Marquette, where she helped the Golden Eagles reach postseason play all seven years of her tenure. She also spent three years working as the Director of Basketball Operations at Penn State.
A star guard during her time as a Hawkeye, Consuegra holds Iowa’s single-season and career assists records. She scored over 1,000 points in her Iowa career and was also named the most outstanding player at the 2001 Big Ten Tournament.