WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS SHADE, FOURNIER TO STAFF


WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS SHADE, FOURNIER TO STAFF

July 6, 2022

Clemson, S.C. – Amanda Butler has announced the addition of Lindsay Shade and Julie Fournier to the women’s basketball staff for the 2022-23 season. 

Shade joins the Tigers as the Director of Quality Control and comes to Clemson with over 15 years of coaching experience, including six years as the head coach at Anderson (IN) University. 

The Ravens punched their ticket to the 2019-20 HCAC Tournament as a No. 4 seed. Anderson held teams to only 56.3 points per game, which ranked second in the conference. Among HCAC leaders, the Ravens also finished first in 3-point field-goal percentage defense and second in field-goal percentage defense.

In building the AU program, Shade brought in three players who garnered all-conference honors in 2019-20 (Hannah Hawkins, Payton Moore, Lexi Dellinger). Hawkins was tabbed HCAC Defensive MVP and earned All-HCAC Honorable Mention, leading the conference and ranking 26th nationally in blocking. Moore collected first-team all-conference honors after being among the HCAC leaders in scoring, rebounding and blocking. Dellinger picked up second-team all-HCAC honors after finishing third in the nation in free-throw percentage and 31st nationally in 3-point field-goal percentage. Moore was tabbed the 2018-19 HCAC Freshman of the Year. Hawkins, Moore and Dellinger have each been named to the HCAC All-Freshman Team in their careers.

During her time at AU, she tutored school-record rebounder Jireh Hart, who averaged an all-time best 12.8 rebounds per game in 2016-17. Her 320 total boards were two shy of the Lady Raven single-season record.

Prior to Anderson, Shade served as assistant coach at Taylor University (2013-15) where she was the defensive coordinator and scouting manager. While at Taylor, she helped recruit and coach the Crossroads League Freshman of the Year.

From 2008-12, Shade was an assistant coach at Ball State University. There, she served two seasons as the recruiting coordinator and helped the 2008-09 squad to the Mid-American Conference Championship, as well as an upset of the University of Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Shade has also been an assistant coach at the College of Holy Cross (2006-08) and was a graduate assistant at Pittsburgh (2004-06).

Shade earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Davidson College in 2004 as a member of the women’s basketball program. As the team’s starting point guard, she led the Southern Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio as a junior and was second as a senior. Shade also earned a masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Fournier joins the staff as Clemson’s first-ever Director of Player Development. In her role, Fournier will assist in helping develop players’ individual brands, as well as working with women’s basketball student-athletes in the new NIL era. 

As a player, Fournier spent time at Sante Fe College (2017-2019) before finishing her career at Colorado Christian University (2019-2021). Fournier helped Santa Fe to a Mid-Florida Conference title in 2019, before transferring to Colorado Christian and finishing with a degree in psychology (emphasis in biblical studies).

While balancing collegiate academics and basketball, Fournier became a published author and the Founder & CEO of “Basketball is Psychology,” a company whose mission is to “strengthen the minds of those who love basketball.” The company started as a blog in December of 2018, then Fournier published her first book in August of 2020 titled The Art of Embracing Diversity: A Guide to Living a Meaningful Life in the Midst of Losses, Setbacks, and Uncertainty

Her second book, Daily Wisdom: 365 Days of Motivational Thoughts, Quotes, and Stories, was published in 2021.

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