Fuller resigns to accept position at Ole Miss

Shelbyville native spent three seasons with Blue Raiders

April 8, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO - Middle Tennessee assistant women's basketball coach Alex Fuller has resigned from her position to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Mississippi.

"I am thankful to Coach Insell, Chris Massaro and Dr. Sidney McPhee for giving me this opportunity," said Fuller. "Middle Tennessee was my first Division I coaching job. I felt sentimental of this team and these young ladies as this was the first group I was able to coach. After playing under coach Insell at Shelbyville, I felt like I was supposed to be here at Middle Tennessee to help him build this program and help it continue to excel. I will always be appreciative of him and Middle Tennessee for giving me this opportunity."

Fuller spent the past three seasons with the Blue Raiders, helping MT to three NCAA Tournament appearances, three Sun Belt Conference regular season titles and a SBC Tournament title this year. The Blue Raiders completed a 74-23 record during the past three seasons. Fuller helped scout opponents and oversaw coaching the forwards.

During her time in Murfreesboro, MT had two All-Conference forwards in Icelyn Elie and Ebony Rowe. Rowe, an honorable mention All-American, holds three school records, while Elie finished in the top-10 in career rebounds.

"We are sorry to see Alex leave, but we are happy for her," said head coach Rick Insell. "She has been a vital part of our success the past three years. Her influence on our players has been nothing but positive. I wish her the best of luck."

The position at Ole Miss will be the second full-time stop for Fuller, as she will help newly hired Matt Insell guide the Rebels program. Prior to joining the Blue Raiders for her first assistant coaching job, Fuller spent the 2009-10 season as a graduate student manager at Kansas. The Shelbyville, Tenn., product has ties with the SEC playing under legendary head coach Pat Summit (2004-08), winning a pair of national championships during her junior and senior campaigns.

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