Jeannette’s Ciara Gregory rejoins Charlotte basketball team as assistant |
Other Local

Jeannette’s Ciara Gregory rejoins Charlotte basketball team as assistant

Bill Beckner
Tribune-Review file
Jeannett’e Ciara Gregory looks to drive by Seton-La Salle’s Shaunay Edmonds during their WPIAL playoff contest on February 26, 2013 at North Hill High School.

Former Jeannette star Ciara Gregory has a bond with the North Carolina-Charlotte women’s basketball program.

The former 49ers sharpshooter has lived in the Charlotte area since she graduated a couple of years ago and she routinely keeps up with the team.

The 3-point record-holder will be around the program a lot more now. She is part of the team again.

Gregory is joining Cara Consuegra’s coaching staff as a graduate manager.

“I missed hoops,” said Gregory, who is the all-time leading scorer at Jeannette. “I really got the coaching itch. It’s a great opportunity to get my feet wet in this position and to test the waters.”

As part of the grad-assistant accord, Gregory will pursue a master’s degree at the university. She has been working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Gregory’s duties as a team assistant will include video and scouting projects, helping with recruiting visits, handling the team’s social media accounts, assisting with team practices and coordinating community service work.

Charlotte 3-point records for makes (235) and attempts (695) belong to Gregory, who had seven games at the college level where she made six or more 3s. She had a 35-point game against Davidson, a home arena record.

She scored 1,031 career points for the 49ers.

Gregory graduated in 2017 with a major in psychology and a minor in American studies. Her master’s will be in arts and liberal studies with a focus on psychology.

She will help coach another former WPIAL standout, recent Franklin Regional grad Cali Konek, a freshman at Charlotte.

Top Sports Videos

Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | Other Local
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.