Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013
Pam DeCosta

Assistant Coach
Fifth Season
(Seventh Overall)  
OU Coaching Staff
Pam DeCosta

Pam DeCosta is in her seventh season overall after returning to the University of Oklahoma as an assistant prior to the 2011-12 season. The move brought DeCosta back to the Sooners, where she had a two-year stint as an assistant on Sherri Coale's first OU staff.

DeCosta returns to the Sooners after four seasons at San Jose State University (SJSU). There, she led the Spartans to their first victory over a ranked opponent in nearly three decades and the program's fifth Western Athletic Conference tournament victory in its history.

DeCosta was an assistant for Coale's first two seasons at OU and was instrumental in building its championship foundation having recruiting some of the program's most distinguished student-athletes, including two-time All-American Stacey Dales.

Between her stint at OU, DeCosta was an assistant at the University of Kansas for a total of eight seasons (1994-96 and 1999-2003). During her time at KU, the Jayhawks won a Big Eight Championship and made five NCAA tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 1996.

Prior to coaching the Spartans, DeCosta was the head coach at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., taking a team that won five games in her first season to double-digit wins each of the next three years.

A 1986 NAIA All-American from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., DeCosta was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Hall of Fame in 2007.

 The DeCosta File
 Hometown  Denver, Colo.
 College  Metropolitan State, 1991

 Coaching History
 2012-Present, Oklahoma Assistant Coach
 2008-11, San Jose State Head Coach
 2004-07, Lynn University Head Coach
 1999-03, Kansas Assistant Coach
 1997-98, Oklahoma Assistant Coach
 1994-96, Kansas Assistant Coach
 1993, Denver East High School Head Coach
 1991-92, Metropolitan State Assistant Coach

 Playing Experience
 1984-86, Mesa State College (Denver, Colo.)
 NCAA Tournaments Coached
 1994 - Second Round  Kansas
 1994 - First Round  Kansas
 1995 - Sweet 16  Kansas
 1999 - Sweet 16  Kansas
 2000 - Second Round  Kansas
 2001 - First Round  Kansas
 2012 - Second Round  Oklahoma
 2013 - Sweet 16  Oklahoma
 2014 - First Round  Oklahoma
 2015 - Second Round  Oklahoma




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