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Mallorie Winn joined the Pepperdine women's basketball program in July 2013 and brings a strong resume of success as a player and coach. She enters her second year under head coach Ryan Weisenberg going into the 2014-15 season.
Winn returned to the West Coast for her second Division I coaching assignment after spending the previous three seasons on the staff of head coach Agnus Berenato at Pittsburgh, where she also turned in a standout playing career. Winn helped the Panthers land a top-20 recruiting class in her first season in the Steel City and worked with three perimeter players that earned All-Big East accolades.
"Mallorie brings ACC and Big East experience as a recruiter and as a player," said Pepperdine Coach Ryan Weisenberg. "She's going to be our recruiting coordinator, which will be huge for us. She has the drive for it and will help us extend our reach. She's done a phenomenal job so far bringing a number of high-level girls on campus."
Winn served as an integral part of the rise of the Pitt women's basketball program and helped the team to three consecutive postseason appearances. Despite suffering a season-ending injury just prior to the start of the 2006-07 season, Winn was a key contributor from the bench before returning the following season to be a part of the run to the first Sweet 16 in Pitt history.
"I am very excited to join a new staff that brings experience from diverse backgrounds," said Winn at her hiring. "We are strongly committed to Pepperdine's mission of fostering personal growth while excelling academically and athletically. Coach Weisenberg's experience at all levels of the game will undoubtedly propel Pepperdine Women's Basketball into a new and exciting chapter. I am thrilled to be a part of an amazing team and community."
During the 2005-06 campaign - the first of four consecutive 20-win seasons for the Panthers - Winn tallied a team-high 131 assists and earned All-Big East Second Team honors while serving as team captain. After helping lead the Panthers to the semifinals of the WNIT, Winn earned All-WNIT honors. She also finished her career ranking 12th in assists (252) in only two-plus seasons.
Winn was a standout point guard with the Panthers from 2005-08 after transferring from Georgia Tech. She led the team in assists both seasons she played and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark during her final season at Pitt and finished with 1,028 in her career (812 points came at Pitt) and departed the campus ranking 16th in career scoring for the Panthers.
Before returning to her alma mater, Winn served as a volunteer assistant at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, Calif., during the 2009-10 season while also serving as a coach and individual trainer with the 80/20 basketball organization, providing instruction to boys and girls aged 7-16.