SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Seton Hall head women's basketball coach Anne Donovan has announced the addition of Bett Shelby to her staff.
Shelby spent one season on the Southern Illinois women's basketball staff as the recruiting coordinator. In 2011, she helped the Salukis secure the nation's 36th ranked recruiting class, according to ESPNU Hoopgurlz. The class also earned a top-50 ranking from Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and All-Star Girls Report, and it included Southern Illinois' first ESPNU Hoopgurlz top-100 player, All-Star Girls Report top-100 transfer, and Parade All-American.
"I am very pleased to add Bett Shelby to our women's basketball staff," said Donovan. "Bett is a proven recruiter who will help us identify and attract talented student-athletes to our program. She is a tireless worker, with a tremendous network and strong relationships in the high school community."
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Shelby was assistant coach at Tennessee Tech in 2010 where she coordinated all aspects of recruiting. At TTU, she was responsible for an All-Star Girls Report Top-100 recruiting class, ranking No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Shelby also spent one season as the recruiting coordinator and assistant coach at Stetson University, helping recruit a Top-100 recruiting class according to All-Star Girls Report that ranked first in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
At Southern Illinois, Tennessee Tech and Stetson, Shelby also assisted with scouting and coached the guards on the floor.
Shelby spent two years as the director of basketball operations on the East Carolina coaching staff. During her time at ECU, the Pirates won the Conference USA Championship and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years. She also coordinated the first team camp at ECU.
Shelby spent her first year at the collegiate level as a team manager for head coach Pat Summitt at the University of Tennessee. She transferred to UNC Wilmington and played two seasons, with the team recording a 22-6 record in her first season. Shelby played her junior and senior seasons at Greensboro College, where she served as team captain. The team won USA South regular-season and conference titles. Her senior season, the team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Div. III Tournament with a 22-8 record.