Felisha Legette-Jack

Our Great Coach on this episode is Basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

Felisha graduated from Syracuse in 1989 as the all-time leader for points and rebounds.

She transitioned quickly into coaching and in 2002 was appointed Head Coach at Hofstra University. In 2006 she became the Head Coach of Indiana University in the Big Ten conference. During her six years there, the Hoosiers won 18 or more games three times and made postseason appearances in each of those years. After a six-win season though she was fired.

She was given a second chance as a head coach at the University of Buffalo, and has led the Bulls to a period of sustained success, winning the Mid-American Conference in 2018 and getting through to the Sweet Sixteen at that year’s NCAA tournament.

Along the way she has also served on two USA Basketball gold medal-winning coaching staffs.

Felisha is a coach with a deep reservoir of resilience and wisdom that comes from the long and winding road she has taken from the tenements of New York City to being courtside at the NCAA championship.

She believes in redemption and second chances, and the power of authenticity to bridge the divide with the people around you. 

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