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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Bethune-Cookman University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased has announced the appointment of Coach Janell Crayton as the new head coach of the Women's Basketball program.bcu janell craytonCrrayton

Coach Crayton has an extensive resume of leadership on and off the court and comes from Kennesaw State University where she served two years as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator. Prior to Kennesaw State, she worked under Coach David Six at Hampton University where she was a part of three straight winning seasons which included a place in the NCAA tournament in 2016-17. Prior to Hampton, Coach Crayton also served a well-respected list of other fine institutions including UNC Asheville, the College of William and Mary, Colgate University, Oberlin College, and Oglethorpe.

Off the court, Coach Crayton served as a Campaign Associate for The United Way of Greater Atlanta where she led multiple fundraising campaigns and coordinated with large corporate partners to help raise tens of thousands of dollars for the organization.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Coach Crayton recently obtained her Master's Degree from Ohio University where she completed the prestigious Sports Administration program. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), as well as the Black Coaches Association and has also graduated from the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy. Crayton is also a 2006 graduate of Davidson College, where she was a four-year letter winner for the Wildcats. A two-year captain, Crayton was named First-Team All-Southern Conference and All-Tournament Team in 2006. In addition, she was named to the North Carolina All-State team in 2006. On top of her court performances, she was also a standout in the classroom. She was twice named to Academic All-Conference.


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