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Sytia Messer

Sytia  Messer

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


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After three years as a head coach at Tennessee Tech and serving two stints at Georgia Tech, Sytia Messer begins her sixth year at Baylor in 2018-19.

As recruiting coordinator, Messer has helped bring in the nation's top signing class twice, for the first time in 2016 and most recently in 2018. She also orchestrated fourth-ranked signing classes in 2017 and 2015.

Her work on the recruiting trail has laid a foundation which has produced nine Big 12 Conference titles (five regular season and four tournament crowns), four Elite Eight appearances and one Sweet 16 berth in the last five years.

She was associate head coach at Georgia Tech in 2012-13 and served as an assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets from 2004-09. In between stints on the Atlanta campus, she compiled a 54-41 record as the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles' head coach. Messer was named the 2010-11 Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year after the Golden Eagles won the 2011 OVC regular season title. She also has coached at Memphis and Arkansas State.

The Waldo, Ark., native was a standout player for the Arkansas Razorbacks where she finished her career ranked in the top 10 in points scored (No. 7, 1,370) and rebounds (No. 10, 603). Messer was named the 1998 NCAA Tournament West Regional MVP when the Razorbacks made their run to the Women's Final Four and led Arkansas to the 1999 WNIT championship.

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