Pam Stackhouse is in her fifth season at Kentucky, her first in her new role as Assistant Athletics Director for Women's Basketball.
"Stack is unquestionably the best person for me in that role that I could have ever imagined hiring," Mitchell said. "Not a day passes without me being grateful and thinking how fortunate I am to be working with her. She is phenomenal at what she does, and I can lean on her experience and wisdom in so many areas of the program. She is truly invaluable to me."
Her primary responsibilities include team travel, scheduling, supervising all non-coaching personnel, management of the budget, facility coordinator, overseeing the student managers, supervising the team's NIKE account and special event management.
In four seasons as an assistant coach, Stackhouse helped Kentucky advance to a school record three consecutive postseason tournaments, including its first NCAA bid in 16 years in 2005-06. TheWildcats also charted back-to-back 20-win seasons for the first time since 1989-90 and 1990-91 when they finished 22-9 in 2005-06 and 20-14 in 2006-07.
Stackhouse helped coach UK's talented backcourt, including All-SEC selections Samantha Mahoney and Carly Ormerod. Mahoney has been named second-team All-SEC two straight seasons after being an All-SEC Freshman Team selection in 2004-05. Ormerod has also received All-SEC nods both seasons as a Wildcat.
In 12 years as an assistant coach, Stackhouse compiled a remarkable 312-113 record (73.4).
"My time spent as an assistant coach has been extraordinary, but I knew that if the time were right, a move into administration would be my next step," Stackhouse said. "I appreciate Coach Mitchell for giving me this opportunity and am really looking forward to working with this staff in my new role to continue moving this program forward."
Stackhouse came to Kentucky in 2003 after seven seasons at Purdue, helping the Boilermakers win a national championship in 1999, a runner-up finish in 2001, four Big Ten regular-season championships and four Big Ten Tournament titles.
Stackhouse went to Purdue in 1996 under then-head coach Nell Fortner and quickly experienced success. The Boilermakers won the Big Ten title that season and finished 17-11 overall. A year later, Carolyn Peck took over Purdue and with Stackhouse's help the Boilermakers collected the most coveted hardware in the game, the 1999 NCAA Championship trophy.
Stackhouse was a staff member during Purdue's 2001 NCAA runner-up finish, its four Big Ten regular-season championships (1997, 1999, 2001 and 2002), and its four Big Ten Tournament championships titles (1998, 1999, 2000 and 2003). In 2002-03, the Boilermakers were only one game away from advancing to the Final Four, falling to eventual national champion Connecticut in the regional finals.
Stackhouse began her collegiate coaching experience in 1995 at her alma mater Louisiana Tech under legendary coach Leon Barmore. She helped lead the tradition-rich Lady Techsters to a 31-2 record and an appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight. She also worked four years in the department's academic advising center.
The 46-year-old is a native of Jennings, La., and is a 1991 graduate of Louisiana Tech. She received a bachelor of science degree in health and physical education before earning her master's degree in counseling from there in 1993.
Stackhouse enjoys playing golf, reading, running, water sports and spending time with her friends and her Yorkshire Terrier, Zach.
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