Women's Basketball Adjusts Coaching Staff
Sept. 15, 2017

CHICAGO – DePaul women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno has announced a change in his coaching staff, naming Lisa Ryckbosch assistant coach and Candis Blankson Director of Professional, Corporate & Community Relations.

Ryckbosch served as the associate head coach at DePaul during the 2001-02 season and was an assistant coach from 1991-2001. She spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Illinois-Chicago women's basketball team before returning to Lincoln Park in 2011 as Director of Professional, Corporate & Community Development.

Blankson played in more than in 100 games as a Blue Demon from 1997-2001 before moving into an assistant coaching role for the 2001-02 campaign.

“Regardless of the titles or what the NCAA specifically allows, I always view each and every member our staff as just that---an invaluable resource,” Bruno said. “Our tremendous success at DePaul is the result of very talented student-athletes and a great staff. Candis Blankson and Lisa Ryckbosch have been key members of our outstanding staff.

“Both Candis and Lisa have been paramount to our success, and I expect that to continue. As with our basketball team when there are times when different players are called upon to fulfill different roles, our coaching staff is switching roles.

 “With the departure of Bart Brooks to become the head coach at Belmont, we needed to shift responsibilities as Bart was our post coach. Lisa has extensive experience coaching the post at DePaul and as a former head coach at UIC and will be moving to the floor.



“Candis brings her organizational strengths to the position of Director of Professional, Corporate & Community Relations.”

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