Former Depaul Operations Director Joins Yale Staff
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Allison Guth, the Depaul Director of Basketball Operations the last two seasons, has been named an assistant coach for the Yale women's basketball program. Guth handled the Blue Demon summer camps, video exchange, scouting and was involved in all on-campus recruiting. She helped Depaul reach the Big East and NCAA tournaments both seasons in Chicago.
Guth, who replaces former Yale assistant Diane Nolan (new Lafayette head coach), was a Missouri assistant coach and helped with recruiting for the 2007-08 season. The Tigers pulled off one of the nation's biggest victories with a win over Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament, the first time in Big 12 history that a 12th seed defeated a No. 5.
"Allison Guth is a tremendous hire for Yale women's basketball. She has every quality that you look for in a great coach and I am confident she will have a huge impact on our program and do much to move us towards an Ivy Championship," said Chris Gobrecht, Yale's Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Basketball.
Guth, who led Buffalo Grove (Illinois) High School to the 2000 Class AA State title, started her coaching career as an assistant at Loyola-Chicago from 2005-07. She also served as recruiting coordinator with the Ramblers and worked with backcourt players.
The three-time letterwinning University of Illinois player and 2004 graduate helped the Illini reach the 2003 NCAA Tournament after earning a spot as a walk-on and then winning a scholarship. Guth, an Academic All-Big Ten selection, also played a season with the Illinois women's golf team. She earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing before getting her master's degree in educational leadership from Depaul in 2010.