Nike McClure Enters New Role as Assistant Coach
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The rise continues for Nike McClure, who was announced as an assistant coach on Friday by head women’s basketball coach Mike Bradbury.
When she joined the program as the director of player development, McClure noted her pride of returning to Albuquerque and the Lobo program and, “in becoming a custodian of this institution. I hope to serve this team well while sharing and growing my knowledge of the game.”
In her first year, McClure was responsible for overseeing the development and growth of the team, while also imparting her knowledge and skillset on the post position, and was a natural fit in the role.
Now as an assistant coach, McClure will continue her impact on the program while working with the defense and assist with recruiting.
McClure is well known to fans as a former player, suiting up for the Lobos from 2018-19. After graduating from UNM, McClure went on to play overseas in Portugal for CAB Madeira as well as the Anorthosis Basketball Club in Cyprus before entering the coaching ranks.
McClure completes the Lobo coaching staff after Keith Freeman was hired in June as an associate head coach and Valerie King was promoted to associate head coach.