The Dayton Flyers women's basketball team is the NCAA Division 1 basketball team that represents University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. The school's team currently competes in the Atlantic 10 Conference. They are currently coached by Tamika Williams-Jeter. The Flyers play their home games at University of Dayton Arena where the official capacity for basketball games is 13,435.
|University||University of Dayton|
|Head coach||Tamika Williams-Jeter (1st season)|
|Arena||University of Dayton Arena |
|Colors||Red and blue|
|NCAA tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA tournament round of 32|
|2010, 2013, 2015|
|NCAA tournament appearances|
|2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2022|
|AIAW tournament champions|
|Division II: 1980|
|AIAW tournament runner-up|
|Division II: 1979|
|AIAW tournament Final Four|
|Division II: 1979, 1980|
|AIAW tournament Elite Eight|
|Division II: 1979, 1980|
|AIAW tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|Division II: 1980|
|AIAW tournament appearances|
|Division II: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981|
|Conference tournament champions|
|2012, 2017, 2020|
|Conference regular season champions|
|2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022|
The University of Dayton first sponsored women's basketball in 1968 playing in the NCAA's Division II until 1984.
During their tenure in Division II the team won the AIAW National Championship in 1980, was the national runner-up in 1979, as well as winning the 1982 AIAW Midwest Regional Championship, advancing to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1984, and winning the OAISW State Championship in 1977.
The team then joined the North Star conference in 1984 until moving to the Midwestern Collegiate Conference in 1988 to 1993. In 1995 they moved to the Atlantic 10 Conference where they still reside.
During their time in the Atlantic 10 Conference the team has made 7 NCAA Tournament appearances and 4 NIT appearances.
In 2014–2015 season the team made it to the Regional Finals (Elite 8), the farthest the team has ever gone in the tournament, defeating Iowa State, Kentucky, and Louisville, before losing to the eventual National Champion University of Connecticut Huskies.
The Flyers have won Atlantic 10 conference tournament championships in 2012, 2017, and 2020, and conference regular season championships in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021. They have advanced to the postseason following the last ten consecutive seasons.
The Flyers have had 10 head coaches since their first season in 1968. The current coach was hired in 2022.
|R. Elaine Dreidame||1970–1978||108–63 (1 State Championship & 1 Regional Championship)|
|Maryalyce Jeremiah||1978–1980||69–5 (1 AIAW Div II National Championship)|
|Linda Makowski||1980–1986||119–59 (2 Div II Tournament appearances)|
|Jim Jabir||2003–2016||210–133 (6 NCAA appearances & 2 WNIT appearances)|
|Overall record:||839-590 (through 2021-22 regular season)|
Current coaching staffEdit
|Tamika Williams-Jeter||Head coach|
|George Washington||Assistant coach, Recruiting Coordinator|
|Bryce Agler||Assistant coach|
|Kalisha Keane||Assistant coach|
|Trendale Perkins||Video Coordinator|
|Kaitlyn Zell||Strength and conditioning Coach|
|Andrew Bacon||Assistant Athletic Trainer|
|Christina Bacon||Director of Basketball Operations|
NCAA Division IEdit
|2011||#11||First round||#6 Penn State||L 66-75|
|2012||#11||First round||#6 Arkansas||L 55-72|
|#10 St. John's
|W 96-90 (2OT)|
|2014||#6||First round||#11 Florida||L 69-83|
|#10 Iowa State
|2017||#12||First round||#5 Tennessee||L 57-66|
|2018||#9||First round||#8 Marquette||L 65-84|
AIAW College Division/Division IIEdit
The Flyers made five appearances in the AIAW National Division II basketball tournament, with a combined record of 7–4.
|1977||First round||Southeastern Louisiana||L, 50–91|
|1978||First round||Midland Lutheran||L, 86–87|
South Carolina State
|Cal State Los Angeles
Cal Poly Pomona
College of Charleston
|1981||First round||Tuskegee||L, 69–83|
All-time statistical leadersEdit
|Points Scored:||Ann Meyers||2672|
|Field Goals Made:||Ann Meyers||1051|
Single season leadersEdit
|Points Scored:||Ann Meyers||814 (1980)|
|Rebounds:||JaVonna Layfield||387 (2018)|
|Assists:||Tammy Stritenberger||208 (1981)|
|Steals:||Beverly Crusoe||193 (1979)|
|Field Goals Made:||Ann Meyers||309 (1980)|
Single game leadersEdit
|Points Scored:||Donna Burks||43 (1982)|
|Rebounds:||Janet Deters||27 (1971)|
|Assists:||Stefanie Miller||14 (2003)|
|Steals:||Beverly Crusoe||12 (1979)|
|Field Goals Made:||Donna Burks||18 (1982)|
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