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Women's Basketball - Tue, Jun. 30, 2015

ST. LOUIS, MO, (June 29, 2015) – Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) is pleased to announce Hana Haden as its head women's basketball coach. Haden, 23, comes to Harris-Stowe after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) during the 2014-15 season.  During that season, Haden helped lead the Tritons to an overall record of 14-14; (10-3 home record and 9-9 conference record). 

"After a national search of very qualified candidates, Coach Haden emerged as the best fit for our women's basketball program.  I am positive that she will excel here at Harris-Stowe," said Jamaal Mayo, athletic director, Harris-Stowe State University. "Coach Haden has connections in St. Louis and across the country and I look forward to her attracting quality young women to Harris-Stowe and developing those ladies into champions on and off the basketball court."

Haden is a 2014 graduate of Western Carolina University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Communications and served as a team captain for the Catamount women's basketball team. As a senior she led the team in scoring once and scored in double figures five times; averaging 4.5 points per game and tied in assists with 32. 

 "I look forward to leading our young ladies on the court, as well as being an inspiration in helping them achieve the ultimate goal of a four year degree." Haden said. "I see many great things in the future and couldn't be more excited to join the Hornet family during this new era for Harris-Stowe athletics."

Prior to graduating from Western Carolina, Haden attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis and spent one season at Mineral Area Junior College, where she was named Honorable Mention All-Region.  Originally from Springfield, Mo., Haden attended high school at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.

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