Pace Joins West Georgia Women Basketball Staff
November 29, 2011Griffin Grasshoppers
Alexis Pace joins West Georgia Women's Basketball Staff
University of West Georgia head womenï¿½s basketball coach Scott Groninger didnï¿½t have far to look in his search to fill the assistant coaching vacancy on his staff.
Groninger announced Monday the appointment of former Griffin High standout Alexis Pace as the Wolvesï¿½ new assistant womenï¿½s basketball coach. Pace, a four-year letter winner as a player at UWG, served last season as a graduate assistant coach. However, for much of the season she performed many of the duties of assistant coach as that post became vacant in December.
ï¿½Alexis did an excellent job for us when she stepped up last year,ï¿½ said Groninger. ï¿½She has earned my respect and the respect and affection of our players. I think she will do an excellent job as a coach and a recruiter for our program.ï¿½
Pace has been a fixture in the West Georgia program since arriving as a freshman for the 2005-06 season. She spent five seasons, including a red-shirt year, as a player in the UWG program. After completing her eligibility in 2010, Pace moved into her spot as a G.A. for the 2010-11 season.
A strong history of academic and athletic success accompanied Pace to West Georgia. Her mother, June Pace-Barrow, recently retired following a long and distinguished career as a teacher and coach at Griffin High School. Also, her brother Josh Pace was a standout player at Syracuse and was a key member of the Orangeï¿½s 2003 NCAA Championship team.
The Wolvesï¿½ newest coach is 2010 graduate of UWG, where she earned a bachelorï¿½s degree in Mass Communications.