Akins named women’s hoops assistant at MU

Katie Akins, a four-year member of the Mansfield University women's basketball program from 2005-09, has been named the assistant women's basketball coach.

The announcement was made today by head coach Alison Tagliaferri. Akins graduated from Mansfield with a degree in Psychology in 2009 before receiving her Masters in school psychology from Marist College this past May. In her four seasons with the Mountaineers, Akins appeared in 93 games while scoring 116 points and bringing down 134 rebounds.

Prior to being appointed assistant coach, Akins was a volunteer coach during the Mountaineer's preseason, assisting coach Tagliaferri with workouts and practices.

Akins also brings experience as a counselor at Mansfield basketball camps where she instructed players on ball handling, shooting drills, and offensive and defensive skills.

An Elmira native, Akins also served as an assistant coach with the Elmira Lady Express AAU basketball team.

More recently, Akins worked as a family-based mental health professional at Northern Tier Counseling in Towanda.

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