***ALL CAMPS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY***
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak in our country, we have suspended all of our UT Arlington Women's Basketball Camps for June 2020. These camps will be suspended until further notice. For Team Camp questions please contact Coach Vessels at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Elite Camp and Fundamental Camp questions please contact Jared Boyd at email@example.com.
UT Arlington Women's Basketball Camps provide players and teams with a competitive and educational experience. Our goal is to teach the game by building a solid foundation for players at all levels. Campers will be run through Division I drills designed to develop skills, vision and competency. All drills are specifically geared to prepare each camper for competition at the highest level.
Those attending UT Arlington Women's Basketball Camp will work with our experienced coaching staff. Sessions will be a balance of instruction, skills and game experience. Athletes will learn the latest methods in training & technique.
All of our camps are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, and/or grade level).
Krista Gerlich - Head Coach
Krista Gerlich has guided a resurgence for the Lady Mavericks since being named head coach on April 11, 2013.
Gerlich has helped the Lady Mavericks set their sights on becoming a power in the Sun Belt Conference, which came to fruition this year when The Lady Mavs won the Sunbelt Conference Regular Season Championship, while Gerlich was named Sunbelt Conference Coach of The Year. 2018-2019 was a historical year for the Lady Mavericks under Gerlich. The program tied the all time school record for wins, coming in at 24-8, and also recoreded the first post season win in school history with a WNIT win over SFA. The Lady Mavs reached the Sun Belt Conference semifinals in 2016-17, a first since 2009, and earned the program's third all-time bid into the Women's NIT. The program had the third most wins in program history at 22 and finished with the second-best winning percentage. The Lady Mavs also picked up their first-ever votes in the USA Today Coaches' Poll after a 5-0 start, the best since 1977. Also a first in program history, Gerlich's squad posted a winning record in every month of the season, something that had not done prior. UTA has earned three consecutive trips to the Sun Belt Conference Championship tournament, as well as garnering an invitation to the 2015 Women's Preseason National Invitation Tournament. The Lady Mavericks went from just four wins in 2013-14 to a 17-win campaign in the 2014-2015 season, setting a record for largest single-season increase in the program's history, and equaling the largest turnaround in NCAA Division I between the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons.
Gerlich spent the previous seven seasons as the head coach at West Texas A&M Univeristy. Gerlich compiled an impressive record of 168-53 in seven seasons at West Texas A&M. Her teams won four consecutive South Division Lone Star Conference titles from 2007-10 and three consecutive Lone Star Conference championships from 2008-10. Gerlich guided the Lady Buffs to a 20-12 record overall and a 14-6 mark in the Lone Star Conference this past season. The Lady Buffs earned a berth in the Lone Star Conference championship game, while finishing third in the league standings during the regular season.
While at WT, Gerlich became the quickest coach in WTAMU history to record 100, 125 and 150 wins. Gerlich guided the Lady Buffs to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 and a 30-4 record in 2009-10 as it was the first 30-win season for the Lady Buffs since 1994. The 2009-10 squad won the LSC title, the 11th in school history, and finished third in the NCAA South Central Regional tournament. Gerlich guided the Lady Buffs to the Elite Eight in 2009 for the first time in 11 seasons as they finished 28-6 with their fourth-consecutive LSC South Division title and second-consecutive LSC Tournament championship. In Gerlich's first season at WT, she guided the team to a 28-5 record in 2006-07 and a perfect 14-0 record in LSC league play, while earning Coach of the Year honors in the LSC South Division.
Prior to joining West Texas A&M, Gerlich spent three seasons with another highly successful West Texas women's basketball program, serving as an assistant to Hall of Fame coach Marsha Sharp at Texas Tech. During her time in Lubbock, Gerlich helped guide the Lady Raiders to two NCAA tournament appearances, including a 24-8 overall record, a 12-4 Big 12 mark and a spot in the Sweet 16 during the 2004-2005 campaign.
Before beginning her coaching career, Gerlich was a standout player for the Lady Raiders at Texas Tech. During a stellar playing career at Texas Tech, Gerlich played shooting guard from 1989-1993 and helped guide the squad to the 1993 National Championship, while picking up All-Southwest Conference honors three times. She also was named to the 1993 SWC All-Tournament team, the 1993 West Regional All-Tournament team and the 1993 Final Four All-Tournament team.
Gerlich was selected to the All-Time SWC team, while being named one of the Panhandle's Top 100 Athletes of the Century. During her senior campaign, she became Tech's all-time assist leader by finishing with 553 assists, which now ranks third all-time in program history. In 1993, she was named the NCAA Texas Woman of the Year. On Dec. 5, 1993, Gerlich's No. 21 was retired and now hangs in the rafters at the United Spirit Arena, making her one of just three Lady Raiders to have her number retired.
College Park Center:
The $78 million, 218,000-square-foot facility is a transformational jewel for the campus of 33,000 students and a catalyst for revitalization in the city's central business district. It provides a new home court for the UTA's basketball and volleyball teams, which previously played in Texas Hall, and also gives the city of Arlington a signature facility for high-profile events and entertainment, conferences, and community activities.