Arlington, TX (November 17, 2022) – Dallas Wings Head Coach Latricia Trammell announced today that Brandi Poole will join her staff as an assistant coach.
“I am thrilled to add Brandi to my staff. With her extensive and successful coaching record, she is going to be an invaluable member of our team,” Trammell said. “Brandi’s ability to work with players individually, as well as scout and prepare for opponents has earned her the utmost respect of executives, coaches, and players around our league. She has an unbelievable work ethic, high basketball IQ and incredible passion for our game. She’s a vital addition to our Wings family as we chase our championship aspirations.”
Poole served as an assistant coach of the Connecticut Sun the past five seasons, helping the team advance to the WNBA Finals two times during her tenure (2019, 2022). While with the Sun, Connecticut tallied a record of 105 – 53 (.665), including a league-best 26-6 record during the 2021 season. The Sun also won 16 playoff games during her five seasons, tying Seattle for most wins during that span.
Prior to joining the Sun, Poole held multiple posts on the collegiate level as an assistant coach, including Texas Tech University, Indiana University, Bowling Green University and University of West Virginia. While at Bowling Green (2001-12), Poole was a part of a staff that recorded a 258-92 record (.737). Before joining the bench at the collegiate level, Poole was the Director of Basketball Operations for the then-Portland Fire of the WNBA. Poole played collegiately at the University of the South, where she was a three-time all-conference honoree and a three-year co-captain.
“Coach Trammell is so well respected within our league, as a person and as a coach, and I am ecstatic to be joining her on the Wings bench,” Poole said. “ There is so much talent on this roster and I look forward to working with her, our staff, and the entire front office organization to bring a championship to North Texas.”