Shell Dailey spent the 2005-06 and the 2006-07 seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Florida women’s basketball program. During her two years with the Gators, the team complied a 30-30 record, earning a trip to the 2006 NCAA Championship.
Her on-court duties included, among many other items, coaching the post players.
Dailey has been coaching women’s basketball since the 1992-93 season and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Florida program. Most recently, Dailey served as an assistant coach with the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars, twice being named interim coach during her two-year tenure during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Prior to her stint in the WNBA, Dailey spent four years as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina, where her stay was highlighted by a pair of NCAA appearances, including an NCAA Elite 8 trip in 2002 and a second place finish in the SEC. Dailey assisted Gamecocks head coach Susan Walvius with recruiting, coaching the post players, scouting opponents and helped coordinate the team’s marketing strategies. USC’s 2003 recruiting class was ranked as the nation’s seventh-best by adidas All-Star Girls Report.
Dailey received her first coaching experience on the professional level during the 1998-99 season, when she was an assistant coach with the Nashville Noise of the now-defunct ABL. Dailey spent one year as an assistant coach at Texas A&M University, after serving as head coach at Texas Christian University from 1993-96. She began her coaching career at TCU during the 1992-93 season, becoming the first full-time assistant coach in Lady Frog history, one year before being named the program’s head coach for the next three years.
A native of McKinney, Texas, Dailey earned a B.S. degree in advertising management in 1986 from the University of Texas. She was a four-year letterwinner for the Lady Longhorns from 1981-1985, helping the program reach the NCAA Elite 8 in 1983 and 1984 and win four conference championships.
Dailey attended McKinney High School where she was a standout basketball player, earning second-team all-state recognition.
The former Shell Bollin married Eric Dailey on August 10, 2002. The couple has one child, Eric Lavell Dailey Jr., born January 15, 2004.
Shell Dailey at a Glance
Date of Birth: August 24
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Education: Texas (advertising management, 1986)
Playing Background: four-year basketball letterwinner at Texas, 1981-85
Other Coaching Experience:
- 2004 San Antonio Silver Stars, WNBA, assistant coach
- 2003 San Antonio Silver Stars, WNBA, interim head coach
(last 12 games of 2003 season)
- 2003 San Antonio Silver Stars, WNBA, assistant coach
- 1999-03 Univ. of South Carolina, assistant coach
- 1998-99 Nashville Noise, ABL, assistant coach
- 1997-98 Texas A&M Univ., assistant coach
- 1993-96 TCU, head coach
- 1992-93 TCU, assistant coach