UAM women add Trawick as assistant coach


MONTICELLO — Nicole “Colie” Trawick has been hired as the new assistant women’s basketball coach for Arkansas-Monticello, the university announced on Wednesday.

Trawick comes to UAM after serving the past two seasons as graduate assistant turned assistant coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. She has also coached at Burlington County College, Pemberton Township High School and with the SJ Blitz AAU organization, all in the state of New Jersey.

“I am very fortunate to be able to hire someone with Colie’s experience,” head coach Tanya Ray said in a release. “I love the diversity she brings having coached on many different levels. She has great energy and passion for what she does and is a tireless worker. That work ethic has manifested itself in a short period of time at CMU as she has helped Coach (James) Arnold take that program to new heights.

“I look forward to Colie bringing that same passion and work ethic to our program and expect her to make a huge impact. I am super excited for her to join our UAM family.”

While at CMU, Trawick specialized in coaching guards, scheduling, developing video scouting reports and recruiting. The 2012-13 CMU team jumped out to its best start in school history at 16-1, which included victories over two top-25 squads and NCAA Division I Chicago State. That season, the team had two eight-game win streaks, one shy of the school’s single-season record, and finished the year with a 25-8 overall record.

Trawick earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in education from CMU.