Hughey Hires LaMeisha Ligons to Staff (Update: promoted to Director of Basketball Ops)

“LaMeisha is an outstanding person who is strong in her faith,” Hughey said. “She exemplifies hard work. She started out as a volunteer student manager, then became a paid manager and worked her way up to being out head manager while in graduate school. She is loyal and stern and a pleasure to be around every day.”

In her role, Ligons will be responsible for all of the coaches’ recruiting travel arrangements, and will assist with team travel arrangements. Ligons will also help to coordinate community service events for the Cougars, while serving as a liaison between the Houston Women’s Basketball program and alumni throughout the country.

Ligons served as the Houston Women’s Basketball equipment manager as a student at the University of Houston for the 2015-16 season. In this role, Ligons served as a liaison between the student-athletes and the coaching staff while assisting in practice and game preparation and, day-to-day operations in the Women’s Basketball office.

Ligons graduated from the University of Houston in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology – Exercise Science and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Sport and Fitness Administration at the University of Houston.

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“Lameisha epitomizes what it means to be a loyal Cougar,” says Hughey. “She started out with us as an unpaid manager and worked her way up to Associate Director of Basketball Operations, where she handled various duties both within and outside of her job description. To now move into the Director of Basketball Operations position epitomizes who she is. She’s a great person, God-fearing, task-oriented and a perfectionist. She is a great example for our student-athletes. They can see from her that if you put the hard work in, you can get to where you want to be in life.”
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For the past two seasons Ligons has served as the Associate Director of Basketball Operations where she handled various duties such as recruiting travel, budgeting and alumni relations. Ligons has been a member of the Houston Athletics Department since 2014 when she worked as a Ticket Office Representative before moving into her role as a student manager for the 2015-16 basketball season. A native of Cleveland, Texas, Ligons is a University of Houston graduate, earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology in 2016 and Masters of Arts in Sport and Fitness Administration in 2018. She is currently working towards her Masters of Arts in Sports Ministry and is set to obtain her degree from Sterling College in May of 2020.