Ebony Gilliam moves into assistant coaching role on the Horned Frog staff.
The following are photos of TCU vs. UTSA Monday night at the DMC.
Coach Ostermann can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in his office at (817) 257-7962.
Brian Ostermann is entering his sixth season as associate head coach for the TCU women's basketball program after previously serving as head men's basketball coach at Missouri State-West Plains for four seasons. In addition to his duties as a coach, Ostermann's roles on head coach Jeff Mittie's staff include scheduling, academic mentoring, recruiting evaluation and gameplan preparation and development.
Ostermann has experienced highly successful campaigns in his five seasons on the TCU campus, including three postseason appearances. The Frogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament two out of the five years and are one of only a handful of teams in the nation to record nine NCAA berths in the last decade. The squad has also broke into the national polls, peaking at No. 19 in the Associated Press Top 25 in 2008-09 and No. 20 in 2009-10.
The Minnesota native helped usher the Frogs into the Big 12 Conference during the 2012-13 season and watched as his front court closed the year ranked No. 28 overall in blocked shots per game. Individually, Ostermann helped junior Latricia Lovings finish third overall in the NCAA in blocked shots per game, averaging 3.63 blocks per contest, while becoming just one of four players in the Big 12 to rank in the top-10 in rebounding and in the top-5 in blocked shots. Behind Ostermann's tutiledge, she finished second in the league in blocked shots, trailing only consensus National Player of the Year Brittany Griner.
In 2011-12, Ostermann helped TCU close the year ranking No. 9 in the NCAA in blocked shots per game with a 6.0 per game average.The Frogs also ranked No. 16 in the NCAA in field goal percentage defense, allowing only 34.9 percent from the field. Overall, the Frogs ended the year with a 11-5 overall record at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, including a 6-1 mark in the Mountain West Conference, which was good enough for third overall in the final conference standings.
The previous year, the Frogs were once again among the nation's best, reaching the 22-win plateau for the seventh time in program history, while also becoming the first team in Mountain West Conference history with at least 11 league wins and a top 3 finish in each of the last six seasons. The Frogs, who also advanced to the MWC Tournament finals for the first time in program history, became only the second team in the state of Texas to play in 11-straight postseason appearances.
Individually, it was another banner year for Ostermann's group as sophomore Starr Crawford was the conference's leading rebounder.Crawford collected second-team all-conference accolades as well as all-defensive team honors. She closed the season ranking No. 36 overall in the NCAA in rebounds per gameafter being one of only two players in the conference to record five double-doubles during conference play.Crawford was the only Mountain West Conference player to average double-digits in points per game (12.7) and double-digits in boards per contest (10.0) during MWC play.
The Frogs continued their successful string of seasons in 2009-10, as Ostermann helped the squad earn its first Mountain West Conference championship. The team, which reached the 22-win plateau for the sixth time in program history, posted a 12-4 record in MWC while becoming the only MWC team with at least 11 league wins and a top-3 finish in each of the last five seasons.
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