New Wayland Baptist Flying Queens head coach Jason Cooper has announced the signing of seven new players and two coaches.
The seven future Flying Queens are:
–Sophia Diakomina, a 6-foot-3 sophomore forward/post transfer from Cameron University, originally from Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial High School
–Taryn Schultz, a 5-foot-6 freshman guard from Bushland High School
–Sable Darnell, a 5-foot-4 junior shooting guard transfer from Frank Phillips College, originally from Amarillo High School
–Holli Scoggins, a 5-foot-7 freshman forward from Whiteface
–Angel Hayden, a 5-foot-7 senior point-guard transfer from Texas Tech and Angelo State, originally from Canyon High School
–Allison Giles, a 6-foot-2 freshman forward from Claude High School
–Katelyn Dodds, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard from Yorktown High School
“We are very excited to welcome several new members to the Flying Queens. Each person brings their own special gifts to make our team stronger as we prepare for a national championship run in the 2021-22 season,” Cooper said.
The head coach also announced the hiring of assistant coach Chelsea Hunter and graduate assistant Eric Rodewald. Hunter played basketball at Lubbock Monterey, South Plains College and Eastern New Mexico University. Rodewald comes to Wayland after a 13-year coaching stint at Frank Phillips College in Borger.
The Flying Queens were ranked No. 2 in the NAIA and posted a 13-1 record during last season’s COVID-adjusted schedule. Wayland won the Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles before being upset by Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio) in an opening pod final of the NAIA National Championships.