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In her fourth season in Happy Valley, Jocelyn Wyatt will serve as the team’s recruiting coordinator and guard coach, while also assisting in all aspects of opponent scouting and community outreach. In her short time at Penn State, Wyatt has had a tremendous impact on Penn State’s exceptional guard play and national recruiting efforts.
Overseeing the guards, Wyatt has tutored Penn State’s top scorer during her first three seasons. Teniya Page led the squad in scoring during her freshman and sophomore seasons, pacing the 2015-16 squad with 15.3 points per game and averaging 19.9 points during the 2016-17 campaign. Lindsey Spann was the team’s top point producer in 2014-15, averaging 13.2 points during her redshirt-freshman campaign.
Scoring isn’t the only skill Wyatt’s guards possess, however, as Page paced Penn State in assists during the 2015-16 season (131) and ranked No. 2 on the squad in 2016-17 (109). Page currently sits No. 20 on the career assist charts. Her pupils have also taken care of the basketball, as the 2016-17 team sat among the top-75 nationally in assist-turnover ratio (+1.02).
Last season, Page garnered First Team All-Big Ten honors and was a WBCA honorable mention All-American, after she earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors and was a unanimous Freshman All-Big Ten performer during her freshman season. Page was the first NCAA Division I freshman to reach the 400-point, 100-assist mark in 2015-16 and followed that up by becoming just the fourth Penn State sophomore to eclipse the 1,000 career point mark.
Wyatt’s efforts with the guards was seen immediately in 2014-15, as Spann opened her career with eight straight double-figure scoring games -- a feat not even accomplished by Penn State’s top two career scorers; Kelly Mazzante and Maggie Lucas.
Her time on campus has seen two of her student-athletes reach the 1,000-point plateau in Page and Spann. The duo each reached the mark during the 2016-17 campaign and ended the year tied for No. 32 on the career charts with 1,091 points.
Before landing on the University Park campus, Wyatt spent four seasons (2010-14) on the Georgia State staff as an assistant coach. During her tenure with the Panthers, Wyatt coached Kendra Long, who was an All-Sun Belt third team selection and broke the Georgia State 3-point field goals made record for a season and a career. She was also instrumental in recruiting the top-ranked junior college player in 2012.
Prior to Georgia State, Wyatt served as an assistant coach for two seasons at East Carolina where she helped the Pirates to back-to-back Top 100 recruiting classes. In her first season at ECU, she coached three all-conference selections, one all-defensive team member and an all-freshman team choice. She also helped to sign the 55th-ranked point guard to the 2010 recruiting class.
In 2010, Wyatt and the Pirates registered 23 wins, which are the second-most in school history. It was also the first 20-win season for ECU since 1992. Additionally, the Pirates collected their first postseason win in school history with a thrilling 78-76 overtime win over Drexel in the WNIT.
Wyatt spent two seasons (2006-08) as a graduate manager at the University of Georgia under legendary coach Andy Landers. During her time at UGA, the Lady Bulldogs were 50-17 and earned two NCAA Tournament bids. She also acted as the co-camp director at Georgia.
The native of Lawrenceville, Georgia, has spoken several times at the WBCA’s “So You Want to be a Coach” clinic at the Women’s Final Four and also spoke at the Nike Assistant Coaches Roundtables in 2010 and 2014. While in college, she spent four summers as an assistant director with Peach State Basketball, Inc. coordinating instructional camps and high school showcases.
As a player, Wyatt started her collegiate career at Kennesaw State where she averaged 7.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 27 appearances. Wyatt then transferred to Appalachian State. As a senior, she was selected as a team captain and started 21 of 28 games. Wyatt averaged 9.3 points with 28 blocks during the 2005-06 campaign. She was on the academic honor roll four times and was internal chair and vice president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB).
Wyatt received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in biology and psychology from Appalachian State in 2006. She also earned her master’s degree in exercise science from Georgia in 2008.