July 19, 2006

Rachel Sloan Bullard Joins Women's Basketball Staff

July 19, 2006

Indianapolis, Ind. - Rachel Sloan Bullard, a former standout collegiate player and high school head coach, has been named an assistant coach for the Butler women's basketball team. Head coach Beth Couture made the announcement on Wednesday (July 19).

Bullard replaces Tianna Kirkland, who served as a Butler assistant coach for two seasons before accepting a position at Eastern Michigan.

"We are delighted to have Rachel join our staff," Couture said. "Her experience as both a player and coach will help us as we continue to renew the winning tradition in Butler women's basketball."

Couture is a first-hand witness to Bullard's talents, having coached her for four seasons and worked with her on the sidelines for one during her tenure as head coach at Presbyterian College.

Bullard joins the Bulldog staff after serving one season as head coach at Lawrence Central High School. Prior to that, she was an assistant varsity coach at George Washington Community School in Indianapolis from 2004-05 and was the varsity head coach at Laurens High School from 2002-04.

She earned her first coaching experience at Presbyterian under Couture in 2001-02, serving as a student assistant following an outstanding four-year collegiate career.

A starter all four seasons, Bullard helped the Blue Hose to a 97-24 record, three-straight South Atlantic Conference regular season and tournament titles and three appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament. A two-time SAC Player of the Year and three-time All-American, she still reigns as the all-time leader in career points (1,889) and rebounds (1,034) and is the only women's basketball player in school history to have her jersey retired.

A native of Greensville, S.C, she graduated in 2002 with a degree in math education. She and her husband, Roland, are expecting their first child this month. They reside in Indianapolis.