Cheyenne Curley – Assistant Coach – Staff Directory
Cheyenne Curley is entering her first season with Temple Women’s Basketball after joining the program as an assistant coach in April 2022.
Curley, the 2021 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association thirty-under-30 winner, comes to Temple after spending the past seven seasons at Towson University, including three as assistant coach of the women’s basketball team. -ball.
During the 2020-21 roster, Curley has primarily worked with Tigers guards. She saw Kionna Jeter finish her college career averaging 23.0 points per game to rank 10th in the nation and first in CAA. Jeter reached 20+ points in 13 games and had 30+ points six times during the season. She also hit double digits in 19 games. The redshirt senior recorded 1,582 points to rank third overall on Towson University’s all-time women’s basketball scoring list. Curley also worked with sophomore Aleah Nelson, helping guide her to a stellar first season as a Tiger. Nelson averaged 6.5 assists per game to finish the season ranked eighth in the nation and first in the conference in the category. Nelson also had 130 total assists and ranked 15th in the nation and first in the league in total dime. She also scored 13.5 points per game. Jeter was selected to the All-CAA First Team and Nelson earned All-CAA Second Team honors.
Curley also saw Jeter become the first player in program history to be selected in the WNBA Draft. Jeter was chosen with the 12th pick in the third round, 36th overall, in the 2021 draft by the Las Vegas Aces.
After being promoted to assistant coach ahead of the 2019-20 season, Curley began her work with the team’s guards, with Jeter remaining one of CAA’s top three scorers. Curley also helped guide Q. Murray to set the second consecutive record for assists in a season; Jeter also led the league in steals.
Curley joined the Towson women’s basketball team in 2014, serving as operations manager until 2019 when she was elevated to assistant coach.
Curley joined the San Diego City College Tigers, where she assisted with on-field coaching during practice and maintained the availability of required equipment and athletic gear. She performed administrative and management duties and acted as a liaison between the head coach and the players.
While coaching at San Diego City College, Curley also worked as a Residential Care Worker/Supervisor at Varsity Team Inc. There, she supervised troubled foster kids at a residential facility. Curley helped keep records on individual children of daily observations, behavior, activities, and medications administered. She has led independent living skills training for young people and has used her knowledge to provide counseling or therapy to mentally ill, delinquent or disabled children.
Additionally, Curley was a coach/camp coordinator at the I9 Sports program. There she was involved in planning and organizing sports programs for young people. She facilitated and developed the camp program throughout the year. Curley also instructed and coached youth teams in different sports and provided general sports skills instruction.
Curley earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in sports management in May 2013 and an MBA in 2018. At Howard, Curley was a four-year starter at point guard who led the Bison to two seasons with 20 or more wins. She helped Howard reach the MEAC Championship game twice and in those two seasons the Bison qualified for the playoffs. Curley’s play helped Howard earn his first-ever WNIT preseason invite. Curley led Howard to 24 wins as a junior, which tied the program record for wins in a season. She was ranked in the top 25 in the nation for steals per game and assists per game during her career. She was a team captain and finished her career second in assists and steals to Howard. She also set the single season attendance record for the Bison. She was named Howard University Female Athlete of the Year for 2012-13.