Alex Stewart has been named assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Toledo, two-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Tricia Cullop announced on Wednesday.
Stewart becomes the second coach Cullop has added to her staff this offseason, following former New Mexico assistant Vicki Hall. Stewart will work with all aspects of the program, including perimeter-player development, recruiting, academic support and opponent scouting.
"We're thrilled to have Alex join our program," Cullop said. "She brings great expertise to the table having excelled at the point-guard position in the ACC and professionally overseas. Alex will do a terrific job developing our perimeter players and challenging them to raise the bar. She understands the level of commitment we need from our team to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament, and she has performed almost every duty you can on a coaching staff from head coach to director of basketball operations. She has a tremendous work ethic, an outstanding personality and is a winner."
Stewart comes to Toledo following one season at Jacksonville University, where she was responsible for point-guard development, opponent scouting, film breakdown, film exchange and recruiting. While with the Dolphins, she helped mentor Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Year Crystal Bell, becoming the program's first defensive honoree after posting a league-best and JU single-season record 81 steals.
Stewart arrived in Jacksonville, FL after spending three seasons at her alma mater, Georgia Tech, as an academic coach and assistant director of basketball operations.
With the Yellow Jackets, she assisted student-athletes with their academic progress in 2010-11, while also helping with initial eligibility certification of prospective student-athletes.
Stewart returned to her alma mater on the basketball operations staff in May 2008 and coordinated practice times, assisted with scouting, oversaw film exchange and equipment. She also served as the summer camp director of MaChelle Joseph's Basketball Camps.
Prior to Georgia Tech, she was the head basketball coach at Agnes Scott College during the 2007-08 season after serving as an assistant coach the two previous years. She led the squad to a 17-9 record, the best mark in school history, for a second-place finish in the regular season.
The Scotties posted a 33-22 record during Stewart's tenure as an assistant coach, including the program's first appearance in the 2006 Great South Athletic Conference Championship Game.
As a student-athlete, Stewart played at Georgia Tech from 2000-04, earning Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) third-team accolades as a junior. In the career book, the two-time team captain ranks third all-time in assists (505) and fourth in free throw percentage (.777, 269-346).
Stewart became just the second Ramblin Wreck player in school history to earn a triple double (11 pts., 10 rbs. & 11 asts.) against Charleston Southern on Jan. 30, 2001. She was also the first player in ACC history to accomplish the feat coming off the bench.
Following her collegiate career, she traveled to Keflavik, Iceland to play professionally. She helped her team win the Icelandic Championship and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining the Toledo family," Stewart said. "The winning tradition, the outstanding facilities and most importantly the wonderful people here makes UT one of the best schools in the country."
A native of Norcross, GA, Stewart earned her bachelor's degree in international affairs in 2004.