Assistant - Women's Basketball
E-Mail:† Regina Schlichter
She spent several years with nothing but green & gold in her basketball wardrobe, yet Regina Schlichter had absolutely no problem getting used to cardinal and gold as a valued member of the AWC Women’s Basketball coaching staff a year ago. Matador fans are glad she was able to make that seamless transition, since she and current boss, Patrick Cunningham, meshed immediately, and led the Lady Mats to another Region I Finals appearance last March. Schlichter and Cunningham should mesh well, since the similarities between their coaching backgrounds are plentiful. Like Cunningham, Schlichter came to AWC after being a longtime assistant (and, from 2007 until 2011, Associate Head Coach) at Yavapai College in Prescott, and has never coached anywhere else but those two schools. Like her current boss, she also has been a part of nothing but sustained success at both institutions, and had an integral part in creating that. Schlichter was Brad Clifford’s main assistant coach with the Roughriders’ Women’s Basketball program for six years, focusing on recruiting, strength and conditioning, helping student-athletes with their studies, and on the court, working with the Lady ‘Riders’ post players. Schlichter was able to draw on plenty of past playing experience on that last part of the job description, since she came to Yavapai after a stellar four-year college playing career at NCAA Division I St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. She missed only three games for the Red Flash over her four seasons, helped lead SFU to win 71% of their games during that time, and was team co-captain as a senior. Her rookie season at AWC last season also continued an incredible trend for Schlichter: as a college player and an assistant coach, she’s never experienced a season where her team didn’t go to a postseason tournament. Schlichter earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management while at SFU.