Former North Meck, N.C. State and Charlotte Sting star Andrea Stinson is the new girls basketball coach at Newton-Conover.
Stinson replaces Ike Williams, who left to become women’s coach at Catawba Valley Community College.
At North Meck, Stinson was named N.C. High School Athletic Association female athlete of the year in 1986-87. She was a two-time Parade high school All-American. In college, she scored more than 2,000 points and was named ACC player of the year in 1990. Stinson holds the school record for women’s scoring average (22.7).
After college, Stinson played professionally in France, Italy and Turkey from 1992-02. She joined the Charlotte Sting’s WNBA franchise in 1997. She played for the Sting until 2004 and finished her career with the Detroit Shock in 2005.
Stinson, elected to the N.C. State Hall of Fame earlier this month, coached middle school ball at James Martin from 2005-07and at Central Cabarrus from 2007-09.
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