|Position:||Head Women’s Basketball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Santa Clara|
Laura Hughes holds a 62-30 head coaching record entering her fourth season at the helm of the Cochise College women’s basketball program. She guided the 2011-12 Apache squad back to the Region I playoffs and the 2012-13 Apaches finished as Region I runners-up. The 2013 team recorded a school record 26 wins. In the past two years, all 10 of her sophomores have gone on to four-year universities on scholarships.
Prior to Cochise, Hughes spent 15 years as an assistant with the Arizona State University women’s basketball team. She helped lead the Sun Devils to the postseason 12 consecutive seasons, including a school record five straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2005-09). She also assisted ASU in 2011 to its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in the last seven years and a third place finish in the Pac-10 Conference. In 2009, she helped guide the Sun Devils to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
At ASU, Hughes was involved with every aspect of the program, including recruiting numerous top 25 classes, running summer camps, monitoring student athletes’ academic progress, budgeting, on-court instruction, scouting, strength and conditioning and much more. She helped develop and train WNBA player Briann January (Indiana Fever) and more than 20 former ASU players who are now playing professionally overseas.
Before ASU, Coach Hughes spent two years as graduate assistant coach at Northern Arizona University, where she earned her master’s in education.
Hughes has more than 20 years of Division I experience, including a successful playing career at Santa Clara University. At Santa Clara, she helped guide her team to an NIT championship and NCAA 2nd round appearance while earning her bachelor’s degree in biology.
|Position:||Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Cal State Fullerton|
Day Weathersby joined the Cochise College women’s basketball coaching staff in 2013. Prior to Cochise College, she spent four seasons at Blue Mountain Community College as an assistant women’s basketball coach, with the 2012-13 season being her first as the Associate Head Coach. In 2012-13, Weathersby helped lead to Timberwolves to the NWAACC Tournament for the first time in program history with an 18-10 overall record. At BMCC, Weathersby was responsible for guard development and the Timberwolves’ strength program. During her tenure as the lead assistant coach, she was instrumental in the biggest turnaround in BMCC women’s basketball history.
Before coming to BMCC, Coach Weathersby played point guard at Cal State Fullerton from 2005-09, where she was named team captain in her final two seasons and Big West Hustle Player of the Year in 2009.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Calif., Weathersby is the daughter of Edwin Sr. and Audrey and she has two older brothers, Keith and Edwin II. Weathersby graduated in 2009 from CSUF with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and earned her master’s in sports management in 2014.