BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College head women's basketball coach Judy Blinstrub announced on Wednesday that Kia Minor, who has spent the last two years as a part-time assistant women's basketball coach, has been elevated to a full-time role on staff beginning July 1.
Minor came to Babson prior to the 2016-17 campaign and has been a part of 42 victories and a pair of New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season titles in two years on staff with the Beavers. The Green and White won 24 games, captured a conference tournament championship, and reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2016-17, and posted an overall mark of 18-9 last winter.
"Kia was a terrific addition to our program two years ago and I am thrilled that she has accepted a full-time position on our staff. She has a strong work ethic and has proven to be a great resource for our players. I'm looking forward to Kia being a part of our program's success going forward."
Minor came to Babson following a two-year stint as an assistant women's basketball coach at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. Following an 11-14 season in 2014-15, the Valiants went 18-8 in 2015-16, recording their second most victories since the 1982-83 campaign while earning their first conference tournament berth since 2011.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the women's basketball staff in a full-time role," said Minor. "Working with coach Blinstrub and coach Canan over the past two years has been everything I could hope for as a young coach. They both have been great teachers and amazing mentors who are truly invested in helping me perfect my craft. We have a talented, hard-working group coming back this season and I am excited to see what the future holds for us."
A 2013 graduate of Framingham State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Sociology, Minor enjoyed a successful four-year career for the Rams from 2009-13. A two-time All-MASCAC selection, Minor was also a two-time captain and is fourth on the program's career scoring list with 1,160 points.