Chambers is entering her second year as an assistant coach at CofC and brings over 10 years of coaching and playing experience to her new position. She helped lead last year’s squad – the first under Adair – to 16 wins as well as an appearance in the quarterfinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.
Known for her natural competitive instincts and her ability to develop young talent on the court, Chambers advances the lives of student-athletes off the court through her exemplary attitude, hard work and mentorship. Those qualities, combined with her experience, made her the ideal candidate for Adair.
“Melba continues to show professional growth and promise as a rising star in this business,” Adair said. Her dedication to excellence is what excites me about her. Melba has shown that she can get the job done. She is a natural when it comes to building relationships and earning trust.”
In her new capacity, Chambers will work closely alongside fellow assistant coach Donchez Graham to solidify and enhance recruiting efforts.
On the promotion, which is effective immediately, Adair said “Coach Chambers’ organizational skills and creative thinking will keep us a step ahead as we recruit and welcome the nation’s best women's basketball players to join our Cougar family.”
Prior to her arrival in Charleston, Chambers served as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for the Bowie State Bulldogs in Bowie, Md. A standout player at Georgetown from 1995-99, where she earned her degree, she spent the 1998-99 season playing under Adair and associate head coach Bob Clark.
“I am very grateful and excited to have been promoted to recruiting coordinator,” Chambers said. “I love Coach Adair’s vision for the future of this program and I am willing to do whatever it takes to propel The College to the next level.”