BUFFALO, NY – Sixth-year University at Buffalo women's basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack was named to Buffalo Business First's annual Power 100 Women in Western New York list, as announced by the publication on Friday. Legette-Jack placed 75th on the list, becoming the first UB coach in school history to earn the recognition as one of the most powerful women in all of WNY.
Legette-Jack has earned a great reputation over her impressive coaching career as being one of the most powerful women on the sidelines but now she is being recognized in the Buffalo community as well. The Syracuse, NY native has grown the UB women's basketball program into a perennial contender in the Mid-American Conference and led the Bulls to their first NCAA Tournament berth in the 2015-16 campaign.
On the sidelines, she owns a career coaching record of 231-233 while leading the Bulls to a 90-70 overall record during her five years in Amherst. Legette-Jack has not only helped lead UB to success on the court but also inside the classroom and in the Buffalo community. The Bulls had a program record four Academic All-MAC players a season ago and the team has also been involved in multiple community service projects around the community.
The impressive list revealed by Buffalo Business First includes the likes of CEO's, President's and Directors of some of the biggest businesses in WNY. Legette-Jack being recognized on this list speaks volumes to the affect she has had on UB and the Buffalo community since arriving in town prior to the 2012-13 season.
The Bulls will open up their 2017-18 regular season at home on Friday, November 10 as they welcome Delaware to Alumni Arena for a 2:00 pm tip.