Dillard University Names Coach Roshaun Ambrose as Head Coach of Women’s Basketball
Faith daniels | August 8 2023 | 3 mins of read
New Orleans, LA – Dillard University is proud to announce the appointment of Coach Roshaun Ambrose as the new Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball team. Coach Ro, as she is affectionately known, brings a wealth of experience and success to the position, having served as an Assistant Coach for the majority of her coaching career.
“This is truly God’s plan. I am humbled and blessed to have the opportunity to serve at another prestigious HBCU and I look forward to positively impacting the game and the lives of our student athletes here at Dillard”, said Coach Ro, Head Women’s Basketball Coach.
“I think Coach Ro is the right fit for this program as we move forward with creating a culture that cultivates leaders. She has had the opportunity to be a part of this program for the past year and she has a clear direction that she would like to move the women’s basketball program in and we support her completely”, said Dr. Linda Bell, Director of Athletics.
Coach Ro takes over the program after serving as interim head coach this past season and leading the Bleu Devils to a 5-5 record and semi-final appearance in the GCAC tournament. She would lead the Bleu Devils to a semi-final appearance where they would fall to eventual champion,Rust College.
During her time at Xavier, Coach Ro played a pivotal role in the team’s achievements, helping lead them to a conference tournament championship, regular season championship, and two National Tournament appearances. Her dedication and expertise were instrumental in the team’s success, and she quickly gained recognition as a rising star in the basketball community.
Prior to her tenure at Xavier, Coach Ro spent an impressive eight seasons at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), a fellow member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). She served as the lead Assistant Coach for six seasons and as the Interim Head Coach for two seasons. Under her guidance, the SUNO team achieved remarkable milestones, including two Conference Tournament Championships, a Regular Season Championship, and two National Tournament appearances. The team’s most notable accomplishment was reaching the Sweet 16 in 2015, a first in the program’s history.
Coach Ro’s exceptional coaching abilities have been recognized through numerous accolades received by her players. At SUNO, she coached two conference players of the year, six All Americans in eight seasons, and the 2015 Mid Major HBCU player of the year. She also mentored multiple all-conference players at Xavier, including a conference newcomer of the year and a conference defensive player of the year.
With over ten years of experience at the collegiate level, Coach Ro is well-respected in the basketball community and known for her passion for coaching and mentoring. She is thrilled to be joining the Dillard family and community, where she plans to continue her legacy of excellence and inspire the next generation of student-athletes.
Dillard University is confident that Coach Roshaun Ambrose’s leadership and expertise will elevate the Women’s Basketball program to new heights. The university eagerly anticipates the upcoming season under her guidance and looks forward to witnessing the growth and success of the team.