Sharp Steps Down as Presbyterian’s Women’s Basketball Coach

April 5, 2024

Presbyterian College Blue Hose head women’s basketball coach Alaura Sharp has accepted the head coaching position at Appalachian State University. A national search for Presbyterian College’s next head coach is already underway.

“We feel so lucky to have worked with such an amazing coach,” said Presbyterian College Director of Athletics Dee Nichols. “We are so proud of what she brought to this program and to our community. We wish Alaura the best in her next venture.”

In her six seasons at the helm of Presbyterian’s women’s basketball program (2018-2024), she guided the Blue Hose from seven wins in her first season to a record breaking 2023-24 season which culminated in the program’s first Big South Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. This season, the Blue Hose reached several Division I era milestones with the program’s first NCAA Tournament win which gave the Blue Hose a Division I era program record 21 wins.