Princeton head coaching position remains vacant, but Alarie’s Pan American Games group is set

Princeton’s two-time reigning Ivy Player of the Year Bella Alarie has found out who her draw for the start of the Pan American Games will be as a member of the United States Pan American Games Team.

FIBA announced Thursday that the USA will play at the 2019 Pan American Games women’s basketball competition in preliminary round Group B, along with Argentina, Colombia and U.S. Virgin Islands. Playing in preliminary round Group A will be Brazil, Canada, Paraguay and Puerto Rico.

The 2019 Pan American Games women’s basketball competition will take place August 6-10 at the Coliseo Eduardo Dibo in Lima, Peru, but tip-off times, the order of games and competition format are yet to be determined.

Also still to be determined is who Princeton’s next head coach will be, even as the list of sensible possibilities gets smaller while the coaching staff for Princeton’s last head coach gets bigger.

North Carolina head coach Courtney Banghart has assembled a staff that features several members who served under her at Princeton, including assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Carrie Moore, assistant to the athletic director/director of basketball operations Meghin Williams and director of scouting and video operations Jessica Imhof.

Moore finished her third season as an assistant coach and fifth year with Princeton in 2018-19, while Williams was director of basketball operations at Princeton from 2016 to 2018 and Imhof was Williams’s successor in that role last season.


Meanwhile, program alumna Addie Micir is the only assistant coach left for the Tigers, who are closing in on a month since Banghart was named head coach at UNC late last month.

It’s an offseason of change through and through at Princeton, and there’s still plenty more to come.

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