Weatherford Sports

Former Lady Coyote transitions from player to coach at UNT

Kasondra Foreman.
Kasondra Foreman. Courtesy photo

Former Weatherford College basketball player Kasondra Foreman has accepted a position as assistant women’s basketball coach with the University of North Texas.

A 2012 UNT graduate, Foreman has been on the coaching staff at Northwestern State University for the last two years with a special emphasis on recruiting and guard development.

She will coach under Jalie Mitchell, UNT’s newly-named head women’s basketball coach. Mitchell was the assistant coach that recruited Foreman to UNT in 2010.

“Kasondra is family to me and I’m excited to bring her home as an assistant coach,” Mitchell said. “Her ability to relate to players and sustain relationships will play a vital role in our recruiting efforts. She is very driven and her postseason experience will help us as we prepare to get to that point ourselves.”

In 2014, Foreman’s first season on the Northwestern coaching staff, the Lady Demons won a program-record 21 games and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time. They followed with another NCAA berth in 2015. They won the Southland Conference Tournament in 2014 and 2015, with a perfect 7-0 record in conference tournament games those seasons.

A graduate of Arlington Sam Houston High School, Foreman was a WC standout from 2008 to 2010, where she helped Bob McKinley’s Lady Coyotes win the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference championship as a freshman.

As a sophomore, she led the conference in both points and assists, earning All-Conference honors for the second straight year.

Foreman then transferred to UNT, where she played from 2010 to 2012, winning the team’s Newcomer of the Year Award her junior year. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Communications from UNT in 2012. She will graduate this spring with a master’s degree from Northwestern State in Health and Human Performance.