Eagles will play at UNC on Wed., Jan. 25 at 7 p.m.
Stephanie Lawrence Yelton arrived at BC after two years as the associate head coach at the Ohio University. Prior to Ohio, Yelton spent five seasons as the head coach at Charleston Southern University. In her five seasons with the Charleston Southern, she compiled a 56-84 record, including a 28-43 mark in Big South play.
In 2003-04, Yelton was a member of the NCAA East Regional Committee and served as the Big South's NCAA Conference Captain for women's basketball. She began her coaching career as an assistant at Wingate University. In 1997, she was on staff when Wingate captured the South Atlantic Conference championship and earned a trip to the NCAA Regional. Yelton was also an assistant coach at Wake Forest University from 1998-2001.
Yelton played four years at the University of North Carolina where she was a teammate of Crawley. She played a crucial role in the Tar Heel's 1994 National Championship as a junior. A regular starter that season, she scored three points, grabbed four rebounds and handed out five assists, including one on the game-winning basket, in the title game. Yelton left North Carolina as the Tar Heels' all-time leader in three-point field goals (227) and three-point shooting percentage (.358). The 69 three-pointers she hit in 1994-95 broke the Carolina single-season record and still ranks among the school's top 10. Her .405 three-point shooting percentage in 1993-94 stood as the school record until 2005-06. Yelton's seven three-pointers against Robert Morris in 1992 are still tied for the most in school history.
After college, Yelton played professionally in New Zealand with the Waitakere Rangers. She led the Rangers to a third-place finish in the National Tournament before an ankle injury ended her playing career.
Yelton, a native of Morrow, Georgia, received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina in communication studies. Yelton and her husband Jack, a strength and conditioning coach, reside in Framingham, Ma.