June 25, 2022

Owls Announce New Staff Additions Landers and St. Louis


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KENNESAW, Ga. – Drew Landers has joined the Kennesaw State women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach, while Dominique St. Louis will be the team’s new Director of Basketball Operations, KSU head coach Octavia Blue announced on Wednesday.

 

Landers brings seven years of experience at the Division I level to the Owls, including the past two seasons as an assistant coach at USC Upstate, and helped the Spartans post a 14-game win improvement this past season (22-8) over the 2020-21 campaign. As assistant coach for Upstate, he handled recruiting on the national level as well as scouting, player development, and assisting with travel.

 

“I am so happy and excited that Drew is joining our staff,” said Blue. “He has been around women’s basketball all of his life and has seen it played at an elite level.  Drew’s work ethic, passion for the job and ability to build relationships will be essential to helping us continue to build a championship culture here at KSU!”

 

Previous to his time in Spartanburg, Landers spent two years as the director of player personnel at Mercer, one year at Ole Miss as the director of operations, and one season as the video coordinator for Virginia. He started his career in collegiate basketball by serving a one-year internship with the men’s and women’s basketball programs at Georgia. Landers attended Ole Miss, and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration in December of 2013.

 

St. Louis was the Director of Operations for at Tusculum University, where she handled and assisted in numerous areas, including helping to organizing recruiting efforts, coordinating travel, overseeing the budget, managing marketing efforts and was the liaison with the team and the rest of the athletic department personnel.

 

“I am so excited for Dominique to join our KSU family,” said Blue. “Dominique does tremendous work, is detail-oriented and is an excellent communicator.  She has the hunger and passion for what she does. There’s no doubt she’ll impact this program in a special way.”

 

Prior to Tusculum, she was the head JV coach and varsity assistant coach for the 2019-20 season for Independence High School (Thompson Station, Tenn.), and helped them to the first winning record since 2003, before spending the summer as an intern with the Tennessee State women’s basketball program. She played four years for Morehead State, helping them to the postseason for the first time since 2009-10, before finishing her career at Cumberland University in 2018-19.

 

A two-time conference all-academic selection, St. Louis also was a Mid-South Conference Champion of Character nominee. She received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Morehead State in May of 2018, her master’s degree in arts and teaching with an emphasis in physical education at Cumberland in May of 2021, and is currently working on her master’s in business administration, also from Cumberland.