Women's Basketball Announces Resignation of Two Assistant Coaches
Release: April 26, 2012
North Dakota State University head women’s basketball coach Carolyn DeHoff announced today the resignation of assistant coaches Jaime Berry and Ali Prichard.
“Jaime and Ali’s hard work and commitment to the women’s basketball program over the past four years is much appreciated. Jaime and Ali will be successful in their chosen career paths. We wish both of them the very best. Once a Bison, always a Bison,” said DeHoff, who enters her fifth season at North Dakota State with a 56-62 overall record including 40-32 in The Summit League.
Berry’s primary responsibilities involved scheduling, the development, coordination, and implementation of a scouting and game preparation plan. She also oversaw film exchange, assisted in recruiting and on the court trained the perimeter players.
Berry spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of South Dakota. The Coyotes, 33-2 overall, advanced to the 2008 NCAA Division II national championship game. USD won the North Central Conference title.
The former NDSU standout was named to the 2001 Daktronics Division II All-America third team. She was a two-time All-NCC performer and landed a spot on the 2000 NCAA Division II All-North Central Region tournament team. Berry was a starter on the 2000 NCAA Division II national runner-up team.
A native of Watertown, S.D., Berry was a three-time Class AA All-State selection for the Arrows. She was the 1996 Class AA Spirit of Su Award winner, which is based on athletic, academic and community achievement and the highest honor bestowed on a high school basketball player.
Berry graduated from NDSU in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in physical education, and earned her master's degree from USD.
Prichard’s primary responsibilities were coordinating the Bison recruiting efforts and overseeing equipment administration. She also assisted with perimeter and post player development, and in scouting and game preparation.
Prichard was promoted in July 2010 after working as the director of operations for two seasons for the Bison.
A native of Apple Valley, Minn., Prichard was a four-year letter winner and two-year starter for Princeton University from 2004-08. She was team captain as a senior and tied the school's career record for games played (112).
Prichard graduated with her bachelor's degree in psychology in June 2008. She wrote an 80-page senior thesis on coaching behaviors and philosophies based on in-depth interviews of 17 Princeton University head coaches.
Prichard was a three-sport letter winner in basketball, tennis and softball all four years at Apple Valley High School. She was voted the school's Female Athlete of the Year in 2004. Prichard was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated in the top five percent of her class.
North Dakota State finished with an 11-20 record in 2012, including an 8-10 fifth place showing in The Summit League standings.