Coach Caroline McCombs confirmed that Sherill Baker has been hired as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for George Washington women‘s basketball. Baker comes to Foggy Bottom from Georgia State, where she spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Baker had previously worked as a coach at Auburn and Kennesaw State.
Baker was an All-American at Georgia and had a long and successful playing career. She started 122 of 131 games for the Bulldogs and scored 1,665 points in her career. She also holds the single-season and career thefts marks at UGA, with 149 and 426 steals, respectively. In 2006, Baker was named All-American, First Team All-SEC, and National Defensive Player of the Year. At the 2014 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, she was recognized as an SEC Legend.
Furthermore, Baker was chosen 12th nationally in the 2006 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty and played professionally for four seasons in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Indiana. Her playing career also took her to Israel, Italy, France, Germany, and Cyprus, where she scored double digits on a yearly basis.
Additionally, “I’m thrilled to have Sherill join us in Foggy Bottom. She has an unrivaled passion for recruiting, bringing people together, and developing young women through basketball “McCombs, the coach, stated. “As a player, she has competed at the top levels and will bring that passion and experience to our team.”
Previously, Caroline McCombs was previously selected as the 11th head coach in the history of Buff & Blue’s premier women’s basketball team by GW Director of Athletics Tanya Vogel on April 2, 2021. McCombs returns to GW following seven years as the head coach at Stony Brook, where she guided the Seawolves to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021.