June 19, 2014

Sam Hoyt Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

The Northwood University women's basketball team has announced the hiring of Sam Hoyt as an assistant coach. 

She replaces Jenna Anastos, who resigned earlier this summer.

"Sam brings with her a great deal of knowledge of the GLIAC that will help her hit the ground running," said head coach Jeff Curtis, who is entering his 11th season as the head coach of the program. "She will have a big impact on our staff working close with the guards." 

Hoyt began her coaching career last year as a graduate assistant coach at Youngstown State. The Penguins were one of the top teams in the Horizon League a year ago, leading the conference for a part of the season before finishing in a tie for third overall in the final standings.

One of the best players in the GLIAC in recent history, Hoyt was a three-year starter for Michigan Tech. She scored 1,434 points in her career, good for seventh on the Huskies all-time scoring list. In her career, Michigan Tech posted a 103-22 record. A two-time All-American for the Huskies, Hoyt also earned Academic All-American honors at MTU. She was the starting point guard on the Michigan Tech team that went to the national title game in 2011.

"Having coached against Sam, I always had a great deal of respect for how she carried herself on the court and how she played the game," said Curtis.  "She is a great fit in our program and will do an outstanding job at NU."

Hoyt graduated with honors from Michigan Tech with a degree in Secondary Education.

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