Head Basketball Coach
Kaye Waldrep “Coach Kaye” comes to Converse after spending four seasons as the assistant basketball coach for the College of Charleston women's basketball program. Prior to joining the Cougars, she was an assistant coach at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia for five years.
Waldrep played an integral role for the Cougars during the 2009-2010 season, as they posted a 21-12 record and advanced to the East Region Final of the Women's Basketball Invitational. Prior to that, the team posted 23 wins in the 2008-2009 season while appearing in the championship game of the Southern Conference Tournament.
Waldrep played basketball at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia from 1997-2001. After graduating from Berry College, Waldrep served as the assistant coach at her alma mater from 2001-2003. During her tenure, the team received an at-large bid to the NAIA National Tournament.
In 2003, Waldrep accepted the assistant coaching position at Augusta State while also pursuing her master’s degree. The Lady Jags went 24-8 in 2003 and advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite 8. That same year, the Lady Jags won the South Atlantic Region Championship and received a 10th place ranking in the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II top 25 national poll. In 2004 the Lady Jags were crowned South Atlantic Region Champions. In 2008, Augusta State earned a share of the Peach Belt regular season title and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Kaye has also been renowned for her contributions to student-athlete academic success during her time at both College of Charleston and Augusta State. In addition to her coaching and recruiting duties for the Cougars, Waldrep served as the women’s basketball staff liaison with academic services and coordinated community service projects for the team. While at Augusta State, Waldrep implemented an academic monitoring program for the women's basketball team that saw dramatic improvement in the team grade point average. She also collaborated with various departments to organize freshman and transfer orientation for student-athletes.
Assistant Basketball Coach
Ebonie Crawford is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She graduated in December 2010 with a BA in Criminology. Ebonie palyed for the Gators basketball team from 2007 to 2011. She was awarded the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Award in 2009 and 2010. Crawford attended the 2011 WBCA "So You Want To Be A Coach" program in Indianapolis, IN. She will be involved in all aspects of the program and will focus heavily on the development of the Converse post players.