- Head Women's Basketball Coach
Marilyn Stephens begins her second season at the helm of the Lady Wolves. The 2008-09 campaign, her first as a collegiate head coach, saw Cheyney return to the PSAC Play-offs. Cheyney ended the season with a 12-13 mark. Stephens is Temple University’s all-time leading scorer (2,194) and rebounder (1,519). She was a member of the US Women’s Junior Olympic Team in 1981 and was invited to the Olympic trials in 1984. She was inducted into the Owls Hall of Fame in 1995. In 1983 and 1984 she was the Atlantic 10 and Big 5 Player of the Year and inducted into the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1989. She was a Kodak All-American in 1984, Temple’s only women’s basketball player ever to earn the distinction. Her # 33 was also the only female number that has been retired. She was also a High School All-American while attending Simon Gratz H.S. A 1984 graduate of Temple with a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education, Stephens holds records in ten categories. In 1993 she earned her Master of Science in Physical Education from Florida International University.
Upon graduation she was named as an assistant coach for the Lady Owls through 1987. During the 1987-88 season went on to play professionally in Italy and Spain. The following season, Stephens went back to the sidelines as an assistant coach at Florida International University. In 1990 she was Assistant Director to Wali Jones of Miami Heat NBA Basketballology Camp; a position she held for three summers. After four years at Southwood Middle School (Miami), Stephens became the coach at Coral Reef Senior High School in Miami where she has been since 1997. She was the first female to coach a 6A Boys Varsity Basketball team in the state of Florida. From 2003-07 Stephens coaches disabled athletes and was awarded the Junior Orange Bowl David Bercuson Award for outstanding coaching for disabled athletes in the Sports Ability Game in Miami. Since 2005 she has also been the President of Nothin’ But Net Basketball Skills Camp in Miami at Robert Morgan High School in Miami.