Sabrina Ionescu becomes Director of Athletic Culture on WBB staff

It was only a matter of time before the best women’s basketball player to come back home to Oregon.

Coach Kelly Graves announced on Friday that Sabrina Ionescu would join his staff part-time to become the Director of Athletic Culture.

“There is no better person I could think of for this position than Sabrina,” Graves said. “Sabrina exemplifies what it means to be an Oregon Duck and she represents everything our program is about. Even in just a part-time capacity, she will have the ability to make an immediate impact on our student-athletes and our program as a whole. She truly is a basketball icon that will be able to connect and develop our players off the court.”

In her part-time role, Ionescu will help develop student-athletes and cultivate Graves’ five pillars of Oregon women’s basketball: passion, integrity, unity, thankfulness, and servanthood. Additionally, she will be a resource and example for current, former, and future Ducks.

Ionescu has another job as the guard for the WNBA’s New York Liberty, but in the off-season, she’ll be Eugene in a new capacity.

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