— Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Kiesha Stevens was born and raised in the city of Chicago. After graduating high school, she decided to attend the HBCU, Florida Memorial University, on a scholarship to play on the Lady Lions Women’s Basketball Team. During her tenure at Florida Memorial University, she earned first Team All-Conference and the Scholar-Athlete Award for maintaining above a 3.0 GPA for four consecutive years. She also was named the Most Valuable Player for three consecutive years, scoring 1,000 points by her Junior year. Coach Stevens led her team to the Sun Conference Championship in 2009, averaging 18.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Receiving Player of the Year and second Team All American her senior year was one of her greatest accomplishments during her college career. She was the first women’s basketball player in Florida Memorial history to become an All-American.
Coach Stevens is entering her first season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Ft. Lauderdale. She has been around the game as a coach and a player for over 20 years. Upon graduating college, Coach Stevens went on to play Semi-Professional basketball for Miami Rain and the Dade County Bulls Women’s Basketball Team leading her team to win four Regional Championships.
Coach Stevens has coached at the collegiate, high school, and youth levels. As the assistant women’s basketball coach at Florida Memorial University 2015 – 2017, she helped to develop athletes as well as contributed to improving the overall season record from year to year. As she relocates back to South Florida, she is ecstatic to get UFTL Women’s Basketball Program up and running. As an educator, coach, and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, her goals are to build student athletes academically, physically, spiritually, mentally, socially, and of course to build a WINNING program! One of Coach Stevens favorite quotes to live by is “some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”- Michael Jordan