Otis Hughley joins Auburn women’s basketball staff


Former NBA assistant coach Otis Hughley has joined the Auburn women’s basketball staff as special assistant to head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy.

“Otis brings a wealth of basketball knowledge to our staff,” Williams-Flournoy said. “Having coached at so many levels, his expertise will be very valuable to me as my special assistant.”

Hughley was an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings from 2010-12 and has worked in the NBA in several roles, including extensive work with the NBA China program.

“I am very excited to be here at Auburn,” Hughley said, “and to be working for coach Terri Williams-Flournoy. War Eagle!”

Most recently, Hughley served as the head coach for the Nigerian Women’s National Team in the FIBA World Cup in the fall of 2018. He also coached the Chinese Taipei national team and worked with other professional teams in Asia.

Hughley spent seven years as the boys’ basketball head coach at LeFlore High School in Mobile from 2004-10, where he guided the team to six state final four appearances and the class 6A state title in 2007. While there, he coached former Kentucky and current NBA star DeMarcus Cousins from 2007-09, leading his team to a 59-6 mark those two years.

He has worked in the collegiate ranks as an assistant coach at Wright State, Liberty and Southern, and he was also the head coach at Wallace State-Selma from 1993-97.

Hughley is an Atlanta native and graduated from the University of West Alabama in 1987. He and his wife, Valerie, have four children – Jeremiah, Trinitee, Heavyn and Joshua

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