Stollings adds regional recruiter to her Gophers staff

hide

Marlene Stollings arrived for her introductory press conference on April 8. The university on Monday announced John “Mo” Motherwell would become Stollings’ second assistant, joining assistant Nikita “Niki” Dawkins and director of basketball operations Tiffanie Couts.

One month after the Gophers hired Marlene Stollings to replace Pam Borton, the women’s basketball staff is nearing completion.

The university on Monday announced John “Mo” Motherwell would become Stollings’ second assistant, joining assistant Nikita “Niki” Dawkins and director of basketball operations Tiffanie Couts, both of whom worked for Stollings at Virginia Commonwealth.

Motherwell is the local connection Stollings was expected to add. The Michigan graduate has coached at Minnesota State Moorhead and Concordia (St. Paul) during his 14-year collegiate coaching career.

“I am beyond excited to be joining coach Marlene at the University of Minnesota,” Motherwell said. “She is regarded as one of the brightest and most innovative minds in the game, and to have the opportunity to coach with her is such an honor. As a longtime Gopher fan, I was thrilled by her hiring and am so happy to work for a school and state that I love so much.”

Dawkins, an Ohio State graduate and 23-year coaching veteran, will be the No. 1 assistant and lead recruiting coordinator, while Motherwell will act as the No. 2. Stollings still is searching for her No. 3 assistant.

“I come from a background where I feel it’s necessary to take your time and be very thorough with each hire,” Stollings said.

“This last position will be more of an in-house scouting, X’s and O’s person, will be responsible for a lot of our defensive concepts, and will do the majority of our game scouting, player development, things of that nature,” Stollings said.

Motherwell also was an assistant for one season at North Dakota and for five at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In Milwaukee, he helped land the Minnesota AAU player of the year in 2005, Maurika (Carlisle) Hickman of Minneapolis North, and the nation’s top shooter, according to one recruiting website, in 2010, Angela Rodriguez of Oak Creek, Wis.

Most recently Motherwell coached at Detroit Mercy.

“From the moment I took the job I wanted to be very committed to hiring someone with ties to the region and knowledge of the region and a history of being in the region,” Stollings said. “He proved himself and really separated himself from the competition as we moved through this.”

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Baltimore 2 FINAL
Detroit 15
NY Yankees 5 FINAL
Philadelphia 5
Northeastern 1 FINAL
Boston 2
Miami-Fla 1 FINAL
Miami 7
Pittsburgh 8 FINAL
Toronto 7
San Francisco 4 FINAL
Oakland 9
Cleveland 0 FINAL
Cincinnati 10
Boston College 0 FINAL
Boston 1
Arizona State 0 FINAL
Arizona 4
Boston 79 FINAL
Cleveland 110
LA Lakers 103 FINAL
Charlotte 104
Sacramento 124 FINAL
New York 86
Houston 96 FINAL
Atlanta 104
Utah 93 FINAL
Memphis 82
Washington 92 FINAL
Chicago 97
Milwaukee 95 FINAL
Denver 106
Nashville 1 FINAL
New Jersey 3
Calgary 3 FINAL(OT)
Philadelphia 2
Washington 5 FINAL
Columbus 3
Buffalo 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay 3
Toronto 3 FINAL
Florida 2
Ottawa 2 FINAL(SO)
Minnesota 3
NY Islanders 2 FINAL(OT)
Dallas 3
Anaheim 4 FINAL
Arizona 1
Los Angeles 5 FINAL
Edmonton 2
San Jose 4 3rd Prd 11:10
Vancouver 2
Ole Miss 82 FINAL
Alabama 74
Eastern Mich 67 FINAL
Ball State 60
Kent State 81 FINAL
Bowling Green 80
Ohio 66 FINAL
Buffalo 93
Georgetown 60 FINAL
Butler 54
Toledo 77 FINAL
Central Mich 85
Rhode Island 59 FINAL
Dayton 75
Youngstown St 67 FINAL
Detroit 77
North Carolina 81 FINAL
Georgia Tech 49
Loyola-Maryland 45 FINAL
Holy Cross 62
Iowa 77 FINAL
Indiana 63
Akron 63 FINAL
Miami-Ohio 70
Army 52 FINAL
Navy 56
Maryland 60 FINAL
Rutgers 50
Kennesaw St 54 FINAL
USC Upstate 90
Jacksonville 63 FINAL
Fla Gulf Coast 81
Lipscomb 76 FINAL
Northern Ky 73
Stetson 67 FINAL
North Florida 81
Wright State 57 FINAL
Ill-Chicago 60
Western Mich 63 FINAL
Northern Ill 65
Nebraska Omaha 80 FINAL
North Dakota 78
Houston Baptist 71 FINAL
Abilene Christian 83
NC State 66 FINAL
Clemson 61
Texas A&M 62 FINAL
Florida 66
Kentucky 72 FINAL
Georgia 64
West Virginia 69 FINAL
Kansas 76
Auburn 61 FINAL
Missouri 63
Michigan 78 FINAL
Northwestern 82
Villanova 76 FINAL
Creighton 72
Longwood 55 FINAL
Gardner-Webb 63
Charleston Southern 39 FINAL
Presbyterian 47
Coastal Carolina 54 FINAL
UNC-Asheville 68
NJIT 51 FINAL
UMass Lowell 60
West Virginia 55 FINAL
Kansas State 59
TCU 45 FINAL
Texas 79
Fresno State 61 FINAL
Air Force 41
San Jose St 76 FINAL
Boise State 91
Nevada 61 FINAL
Colorado State 68
UNLV 61 FINAL
San Diego State 76
Wyoming 61 FINAL
Utah State 57

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: How will the Wild finish out the season?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close