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BASKETBALL-W Coaching Staff
Sierra Afoa
Assistant Coach

Former Seawolf standout Sierra Afoa returns to the Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball coaching staff in 2019-20 for her second season under mentor Ryan McCarthy.

In her first season, Afoa was instrumental in helping the Seawolves to a 30-3 record, the outright GNAC title, an NCAA Sweet 16 berth and a No. 7 final ranking in the WBCA Div. II Top 25 coaches’ poll.

A three-year letterwinner and four-year squad member, Afoa played in 102 games at power forward from 2014-17, helping the Seawolves to a combined 97-7 record – the best in NCAA Div. II over that span – and three straight Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament titles. She averaged 4.5 points and was the third-leading rebounder (4.6 rpg) for the UAA team that went 38-3 and reached the national title game in 2015-16, and she led the Seawolves with 4.7 boards per contest in her final season, starting 29 games for a 30-2 squad.

A two-time GNAC All-Academic Team selection, Afoa graduated with cum laude honors in 2017 with her bachelor’s degree in social work.

Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
High School: Dimond HS
Alma Mater: UAA
Graduating Year: 2017
Major: Social Work
Experience: 1st Year
Phone: 907-786-4839