New Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for the Aggies
Murray State College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Justin Cellum will be getting some help on the bench next year. Cellum has hired former East Central University player Dilan Webster as his assistant coach. Cellum says Webster will be responsible for recruiting, skill development, on-the-floor coaching, and academic monitoring.
Cellum says Webster has the right qualities to make a good assistant coach. He sites her enthusiasm and energy as great assets. He also says she eager to learn and help take the MSC program to the next level.
“She has a good feel for the game and possesses a strong ability to relate to and communicate with our players,” says Cellum. “She had a great opportunity to play for and learn from great coaches while attending East Central University and she will be able to bring those experiences to us here at Murray State College.”
Webster says the decision to come to Murray State College was an easy one.
“Coming from Ada, Oklahoma I have adjusted and grown to enjoy the small town lifestyle,” she says. “The sense of community that these small towns have is truly amazing. “
Webster’s love of the game didn’t diminish after her playing career ended, and she wants to cultivate that passion for the game in the Aggies. “As an assistant coach I can share my experience and knowledge of the game with other young athletes, and I can't think of a more rewarding job for me.”
Webster says she wants her players to have as much fun playing the game as she did. She says her time as a player will help her relate to the Aggies, on and off the court.
“I feel like I will be able to express how important it is to not take advantage of this opportunity they've been given,” she says. “I hope to convey to the players that college flies by and they should embrace every moment, even the tough ones. Balancing school work and basketball is an adjustment. Being a college athlete isn't easy but it's extremely rewarding.”
Webster has some advice for her future players, and all young athletes. “Being a student athlete teaches you a lot about yourself and how to persevere through adversity. These are things that will help you in life long after basketball season is over.”
The Murray State College Women’s Basketball season will begin in October. Stay up to date on the players and the schedule on the MSC Women's Basketball webpage.