April 20, 2017 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Indiana Fever
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University head women's basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne today announced that all-time Sun Devil great and current Indiana Fever guard Briann January has been named assistant coach at ASU.
January, who helped lead ASU to 104 wins - the most in program history in a four-year span - while playing for the Sun Devils, will continue her professional playing career with Indiana where she is currently preparing to start her ninth season.
"I am so excited for this opportunity," January said. "Charli and I have been in communication about my transition into coaching for a few years now and so this opportunity came at the perfect time. To me, Charli is one of the best coaches in college basketball and to be able to learn from her is the ideal scenario for me as I start my coaching career."
The Sun Devils are coming off their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance as they advanced to the second round of NCAAs where they nearly upset eventual national champion South Carolina on its home floor after taking a one-point lead into the game's final minute. Turner Thorne, who posted her 400th win as ASU's head coach last month, will return for her 21st season and will lead a squad that will look to match the school record of five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and five straight 20-win seasons.