With a multitude of coaching and playing experience as a former WNBA and Louisiana Tech player, Monica Maxwell returns to the state of Louisiana for her first year on Lisa Stockton's coaching staff.
Maxwell joined the Tulane staff in May after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at Pike High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
Prior her days at Pike, Maxwell spent four seasons in the WNBA, playing her rookie year with the Washington Mystics before a stint with the Indiana Fever.
With the Fever, Maxwell led the Eastern Conference and ranked second on the WNBA in 2000 when she drained 62 three-pointers. She ranked eighth in the league that year with a mark of 86.2 percent from the free throw line. She also set a then-franchise record with 29 points against Los Angeles on June 22, 2000.
The Hammond, Ind. native also recorded the first assist in Indiana Fever history and hit the first Fever three-point field goal in Conseco Fieldhouse's inaugural season. She also played for the WNBL's Springfield Spirit during the offseason from the WNBA.
A 1999 graduate of Louisiana Tech, Maxwell earned her degree in computer information systems while playing in a pair of Final Fours with the Lady Techsters. She ended her Tech career ranked fourth on the school's all-time career three-point field goals list and third in three-point field goals attempted. The 1996 Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, Maxwell averaged 10.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game and was twice named first team All-Sun Belt. She was also a member of the West Regional All-Tournament team after recording a double-double to send Tech to the Final Four in 1999.
A standout at East Chicago Central High School, she helped lead the Lady Cardinals to a 22-1 record during her senior season and was a finalist for the Naismith Award recognizing the top prep player in the nation.