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Hemerka returns to College Park

basketball on floorFormer Maryland women’s basketball assistant Danielle Hemerka is back in College Park.

Head coach Brenda Frese welcomed Hemerka back to the women’s basketball program in a new role as the director of scouting and player development.

“Being part of a Final Four program and now a program in the Big Ten is an awesome opportunity,” said Hemerka. “I’m incredibly thankful to be back on Coach Frese’s staff. It’s great to return to Maryland and hopefully bring some of the experiences I’ve gained in the last few years. I’m definitely looking forward to this season.”

Hemerka spent three seasons with the Terrapins from 2008 through 2001 as the assistant to the recruiting coordinator before accepting a position as an assistant coach at American University in D.C. During her stint at Maryland, Hemerka helped the Terps to the 2009 ACC Championship, an Elite Eight appearance and an overall record of 76-26.

“We’re excited to welcome Danielle back to our Maryland family,” said Frese. “Danielle is a familiar face to a lot of people close to our program. She worked here with us right out of college and learned how we operate. She has a tremendous amount of experience and she knows exactly what I want as a head coach. Danielle has a magnetic personality combined with a great work ethic and bright mind. What a huge addition to our team and program to have her back.”

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