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Colleen Day
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Independence, Ohio
High School: Holy Name
Alma Mater: Miami
Graduating Year: 2004
Experience: 6 Years
Email: dayca1@muohio.edu
Website: https://twitter.com/ColleenDay1

Returning for her eighth season behind the bench is former RedHawk star Colleen Day. Day, a three-time team captain, led Miami to a MAC Championship in 2004.

Day's major focus with Miami on the court is working with the offense. She is responsible for focusing on the team's preparation in practice and implementation of its strategies. She also assists with in-game decisions. When it comes to player development, Day primarily works with forwards.

Off the court, Day's major focus is serving as the RedHawks' recruiting coordinator. She is also heavily involved in scouting opponents, game preparation and film breakdown.

During her time at Miami, Day has worked as the team's defensive coach, academic liaison and social media coordinator. She also designed and implemented the team's conditioning program. Day has coached six All-MAC players in Amanda Jackson, Laura Markwood, Jenna Schone, Courtney Osborn, Kirsten Olowinski and Maggie Boyer. She has helped coach the team to the 2008 MAC Tournament championship and NCAA Tournament appearance, along with helping the 'Hawks earn a 2012 Postseason WNIT bid.

Forwards have had significant success the past six years under Day's tutelage. Olowinski ('13)  became the all-time leader at Miami with 1,154 rebounds as well as the all-time leader with 41 career double-doubles.  With Day's assistance, Markwood (2006-09) recorded 359 rebounds during the 2007-08 season, setting a new single-season school record.

Day has been involved with Miami's community service initiatives, including increasing the partnership with the Talawanda Public Schools. The RedHawks visis the schools throughout the year, as well as interact with the students at the annual "Class at the Court" and "Goals for Life" games where the team hosts the elementary and middle school students for a game and provide educational activities.

A four-year starter for the Red and White from 2000-04, Day is one of only three players in program history to hold the title of team captain three times during her career. The 6-0 forward started 106 of the 114 career games in which she played, averaging 11.1 points and 7.0 rebounds for her career. Day's top season came as a senior in 2003-04, when she averaged 15.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while leading Miami to its first regular-season MAC Championship since 1990 and its first WNIT bid. She helped the team advance to the round-of-16 in that tournament. She was a first-team all-MAC selection that season and came in second in MAC Player of the Year voting.

Day still ranks among Miami's all-time career leaders in eight major categories, including points (10th/1,269), rebounds (5th/794), free-throw percentage (7th/80.5) and double-doubles (5th/16).

More than just an accomplished athlete at Miami, Day also became the first RedHawk women's basketball player to earn Academic All-America status when she was named Second-Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America during her senior season. She graduated magna cum laude in 2004 as she earned a bachelor's degree in English secondary education. She has gone on to earn her master's degree in sports studies in 2007, and is currently working on her doctorate.

Following her collegiate career, Day competed internationally for one season in Germany. While there she also completed her student teaching on the Ramstein Air Force Base.

Upon returning to Oxford in the fall of 2005, Day served as an intern with Miami's Strength and Conditioning program where she worked closely with a number of Miami's athletic programs, including the men's and women's basketball teams.

A native of Independence, Ohio, Day attended Holy Name High School, where she helped the Green Wave to a four-year record of 83-15, earned a trip to the Division I State Final Four and was a second-team all-Ohio selection as a senior.

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