FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University graduate and former women’s basketball player Joanna Tincher was recently hired as an assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
Tincher, a native of Bedford, Ind., joins the staff of head coach Jeff Keller, and replaces Beth Stark, who accepted an assistant’s position at Division I Belmont University. UAH competes in the NCAA Division II Gulf South Conference and the Lady Chargers were 12-14 last season.
Tincher played four seasons (2000-2004) at Francis Marion. As a senior, the 5-10 center averaged 10.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.7 steals per game, while earning team most valuable player honors. She also ranked seventh in the Peach Belt Conference in field goal percentage (50.5%) and eighth in blocked shots. She helped lead FMU to a 14-13 record and a third-place finish in the PBC’s North Division standings.
During her playing career, she appeared in 97 games and tallied 478 points, 395 rebounds, and 71 blocked shots (eighth on the Patriot career list). She was named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll in 2001 and the FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll in 2002. She was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Tincher received the B.A. degree in psychology this past May.
In the past, she has worked camps at FMU, the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tincher is a product of Bedford North Lawrence High School.