Rodnelle Hadley begins her ninth year with the Tulane women's basketball team, but her fourth in her current position as assistant coach.
Hadley's primary duties include scouting, recruiting, player development and team travel. She also serves as the coordinator of the Green Wave Hoop Camps.
A native of nearby Metairie, La., Hadley brings several years of coaching experience to the Wave sidelines. She spent seasons coaching the Kenner Angles in the New Orleans Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ranks, helping the squad to a fifth-place showing at the 16 & under national tournament in July of 1999.
After graduating from Tulane in 1998, Hadley spent one season as the women's basketball team's administrative assistant before joining the coacing staff.
Hadley was a four-year letterwinner for the Green Wave from 1994-98, leading the team in assists during her senior campaign. She also ranked third on the squad in steals. During her four seasons, the Wave compiled an 88-32 record (.733) and earned four consecutive berths to the NCAA Tournament - the first such trips to the Big Dance in school history. With Hadley at the point guard spot, Tulane won its first-ever Conference USA championship in 1997 and claimed the C-USA Tournament title that season, as well. Hadley was also a three-time member of the C-USA Academic Honor Roll. She also made Dean's List three straight years. In 1998, Hadley was the recipient of the C.J. Lenz Award.
Before arriving at Tulane, Hadley was a three-time all-state selection at Ecole Classique High School in Metairie. She was named the 1994 Athlete of the Year by the Times-Picayune and was selected to the Louisiana High School All-Star team as a senior.