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Jocelyn Wyatt
Jocelyn  Wyatt

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Berkmar

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Appalachian State '06


02/09/2017

BLOG: Moore's Passion and Competitive Nature Leaving Impact During Senior Season

04/03/2015

Wyatt Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity at Women's Final Four

Wyatt helps serve the local Tampa, Fla. community during the Women's Final Four weekend

12/26/2015

WBB: Courtside with Coquese - Episode 901 - 12/29

Women's Basketball: Courtside with Coquese - Episode 901

02/14/2015

Lady Lion Special Olympics Clinic - 2015

Lady Lion Special Olympics Clinic - 2015

In her third 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 strong impact on Penn State’s dynamic guard play and recruiting efforts. “Jocelyn is a high-energy coach and completely dedicated to serving our players, this program and Penn State University in any way she can,” Washington said. ”She has a tremendous work ethic and is passionate about player development. She is outstanding at bringing out the best in our guards, as evidenced by the performances of Teniya Page and Lindsey Spann these past two years, and I am excited about what she will accomplish in her new role of Recruiting Coordinator.”

Overseeing the guards, Wyatt has tutored Penn State’s top scorer in each of her first two seasons. The 2015-16 campaign saw freshman Teniya Page earn Second Team All-Big Ten honors and become a unanimous Freshman All-Big Ten pick after averaging 15.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Page became just the just the third rookie in Penn State history – and first since 1984-85 – to reach the 400-point and 100-assist marks as a freshman.

Lindsey Spann enjoyed another solid season on the court during her sophomore campaign, leading the team and ranking ninth in the Big Ten in three-pointers made (65). In the process of knocking down 65 triples in 2015-16, Spann became just the 14th player in Lady Lion history to eclipse the century mark in three-pointers made, sitting at 102 at season’s end. Averaging 13.0 points and 2.5 assists, Spann earned Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honors.

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 accomplished by Penn State’s top two career scorers; Kelly Mazzante and Maggie Lucas. She became just the fifth freshman since 1980-81 to lead the team in scoring average, joining Lucas (2010-11), Tyra Grant (2006-07), Mazzante (2000-01) and Susan Robinson (1988-89). She finished the season ranked No. 7 on the Penn State freshman scoring list (384) and No. 6 on the freshman three pointers made list (37).

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 three-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, Ga., 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.

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