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Eagle’s Women’s Basketball Coach to Hold Meet and Greet

DURHAM, NC – Fans will have the opportunity to meet new North Carolina Central University women’s basketball head coach Trisha Stafford-Odom during a meet-and-greet gathering on Wednesday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rookie’s Sports Bar (4911 Central Park Drive), located off Miami Boulevard near I-40 in Durham.

Trisha Stafford-Odom
Coach Trisha Stafford-Odom instructing a player while at North Carolina.

Fans are encouraged to take their lunch break at Rookie’s to meet the new head coach and her staff during this open-house-style event. There will be an unlimited pizza buffet, featuring specialty and dessert pizzas, with salad bar and a beverage for $9.99 (plus tax). Fans may also order from the lunch menu.

Stafford-Odom was announced as NCCU’s ninth women’s basketball head coach on May 8. She has a reputation as one of the nation’s top recruiters and brings 10 years of coaching experience to the Lady Eagles program, including local stints at UNC and Duke.

The former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) player and collegiate hall of fame inductee returns to The Triangle to continue her head coaching career after last coaching three seasons at Concordia University Irvine from 2013-2016. Prior to that, Stafford-Odom was a successful assistant coach for four seasons with both the UNC Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils. She began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant for the UCLA Bruins.

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Lawrence Davis III
Lawrence Davis, a Durham, North Carolina native, is a Sports Editor/Writer and Webmaster. The High Point University Alum has been writing for the magazine since 2013, covering Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sports year round, as well as the Durham Bulls (Triple-A) baseball team in spring and summer. Davis is also the Head Coach of the Sanderson High School Varsity Lacrosse team in Raleigh NC, leading his team to numerous school records in only four years with the program. Davis still manages to assist in the organization and facilitation of the Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade, Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, Spectacular Magazine Men of the Year and Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year award programs, among other events. Despite his busy schedule, Lawrence has built and maintains the Spectacular Magazine website and social media. @lawdavis13

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