MARQUETTE, Mi. Northern Michigan University Women's Basketball and Head Coach Troy Mattson have named Chloe Tompkins as Women's Basketball Assistant Coach.
"I would first like to thank Coach Mattson for not just this opportunity, but for believing in me since the day I stepped foot on this campus five years ago. I am incredibly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to continue to represent this university and prestigious basketball program," Tompkins said. "To begin my coaching career at not just my alma mater, but also in a community that I genuinely consider home is a dream come true. I can't wait to take on this new role and help take this program to new heights!"
Tompkins begins her career after playing for the team, graduating in 2019. After redshirting her first year, Tompkins appeared in 26 games with 22 starts in her second season at NMU. She finished the year averaging 7.9 points and nearly two assists per game. Her sophomore season, Tompkins was averaging 8.0 points and 3.4 assists per game while starting all 15 games before suffering a knee injury that forced her to miss the next two season.
Despite being unable to return to the court, she continued to be a large factor to the team's success as she served as a student assistant the past two years. During her career, the Wildcats reached the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament each season, including an NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Semifinals appearance this past season.
In her time away from campus, Tompkins has worked with the 1 on 1 Milwaudee AAU program for the past six years.
"We are very fortunate to have Chloe become the next Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at NMU," said Mattson. "She has a great understanding of the game and has been an invaluable recruiter even as a player while we have had recruits on campus. Chloe understands our philosophies and will make the transition for everyone involved an easy one."
The Wildcats return All-GLIAC First Team selection Lexi Smith (St. Germain, Wis.) as well as Second Team All-GLIAC and All-Defensive Team selection Jessica Schultz (Mineral Point, Wis.).