During his stint as Oklahoma State’s head coach, Jim Littell has made his mark on the Cowgirl program, tallying 20-win seasons in each of his first five seasons at the helm in Stillwater.
During the 2015-16 campaign, Littell guided the Cowgirls to their fourth consecutive NCAA appearance. In the process, he became the program’s first Big 12 Coach of the Year and coached the program’s first-ever Big 12 Player of the Year in Brittney Martin.
Littell directed OSU to its third consecutive NCAA berth during the 2014-15 campaign to cap the winningest four-year stretch in program history (89 victories). In the process, Martin earned All-America status and was a unanimous All-Big 12 selection.
The 2013-14 season produced a 25-win campaign as well as the program’s third NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. OSU reeled off a school-record 12 consecutive wins to start the year and closed the season with an overtime victory over Florida Gulf Coast and a triumph against No. 17 Purdue on the Boilermakers’ home floor to move on to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament.
Bill Annan is entering his ninth season at Oklahoma State and his fifth as the associate head coach.
Annan previously served two years as a Cowgirl assistant coach from 2011-13, as well as two seasons as the program's director of player development, working in that capacity from 2009-11.
During his eight seasons in Stillwater, the Cowgirls have won 168 total games and made postseason appearances each year, highlighted by the Cowgirls' five NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 finish in 2014 and the program's first WNIT title in 2012. Annan played integral roles in recruiting, opponent scouting, post development and OSU's offensive and defensive schemes.
"Bill's work ethic has been an integral part of the growth and success of our program," Oklahoma State Head Coach Jim Littell said. "His experience, knowledge of the game and ability to motivate has helped make OSU basketball a staple in the postseason.
Ashley Davis arrived in Stillwater for the 2015-16 campaign after spending the previous two seasons at North Texas, including the 2014-15 campaign as the program's associate head coach. She served as the recruiting coordinator for the Mean Green during her first season.
During her first season with the program, the Cowgirls notched their fourth consecutive NCAA berth and the program’s fifth consecutive 20-win campaign in a row.
Prior to her stint at North Texas, Davis spent four years as an assistant coach at Georgetown, helping the Hoyas to 20-win campaigns in each of those seasons. During her time with the program, Georgetown made three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, including a Sweet 16 berth in 2011, and reached the quarterfinals of the WNIT in 2009.
Davis began her coaching career at Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas where she spent one season as the junior varsity coach and assistant to the varsity squad.
Oklahoma State’s women’s basketball program has added Jerise Freeman to its coaching staff it was announced today by Cowgirl head coach Jim Littell.
“Jerise will be a tremendous asset to our staff because of her work ethic, knowledge of the game and her ability to develop relationships with players, ” Littell said. “I believe she is a rising star in our profession.”
Freeman comes to Stillwater after spending the past three years as an assistant coach for Eastern Washington. This past season, the Eagles posted a 19-14 mark and reached the semifinals of the Women’s Basketball Invitational.
“Having played for Coach Littell, he is somebody I respect tremendously and I look forward to working with on a daily basis. The opportunity to be closer to home and coach in the Big 12 is very exciting for me,” Freeman said.