Hawkeye women add Goldwire to hoops staff

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder announced Monday that Lacey Goldwire has been added to her staff as an assistant.

“We are glad to have Lacey join our women’s basketball family,” said Bluder. “She is enthusiastic, professional and relates well to players and recruits. Her main responsibilities with our team will be developing our wing players and recruiting. I have no doubt that Lacey will be a great Hawkeye.”

Goldwire’s previous coaching stint was at Morehead State, where she served as an assistant coach in 2012-13. Prior to joining the Eagles’ staff, she served four years on the Oklahoma State staff – two as a student assistant and two as a graduate assistant.

“I cannot begin to express how excited I am to join the Hawkeye family,” said Goldwire. “The University of Iowa women’s basketball program has proved to be top in the nation and is on the rise. Coach Bluder and the staff at Iowa are an accomplished and outstanding group of women, and I am very privileged to get to work with such an experienced staff. It is great to be a part of a program with such an amazing fan base and support system. The Hawkeye fans love women’s basketball and make Carver-Hawkeye Arena a fun place to play.”

Goldwire was moved to an interim assistant coach in the 2011 season at Oklahoma State after the Cowgirls’ head coach and assistant coach died in a tragic plane crash. She took on added recruiting duties at that time and the Cowgirls won 80 games and advanced to the postseason in all four seasons she was with the squad.

The newest Hawkeye coach is a native of Oklahoma City who played collegiately at East Central (Okla.) University, where she ranks fifth in career scoring with 1,340 points. She averaged 21.1 points and nearly six rebounds per game as a senior was tabbed the Lone Star Conference North co-Player of the Year.

Iowa will return nine letterwinners from a team that went 21-13 in 2013 and made its Big Ten-best sixth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.