Brooke Wyckoff named Florida State’s new head women’s basketball coach

FILE PHOTO: FSU assistant coach Brooke Wyckoff talks with Adut Bulgak on the court in the...
FILE PHOTO: FSU assistant coach Brooke Wyckoff talks with Adut Bulgak on the court in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Florida State defeated Tulane 78-72. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)(Mark Wallheiser | AP)
Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 3:39 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Florida State University has named Brooke Wyckoff as its new head women’s basketball coach.

Wyckoff, who most recently served as associate head coach, is replacing the recently retired Sue Semrau.

Wyckoff is the program’s ninth head coach. She was a member of the coaching staff for the past 11 seasons and served as the Noles’ interim head coach during the 2020-21 season. Wyckoff is one of the best players in FSU’s history; she was selected to the All-American team in 2001.

“Brooke Wyckoff is an excellent choice to lead the women’s basketball program,” said FSU President Richard McCullough. “She’s a highly sought-after coach, and we’re fortunate to keep her in the FSU family. Not only has she proven to be a capable leader with a track record of success, she is an amazing role model for our student-athletes.”

When she was the interim coach, Wyckoff led the Seminoles to a fourth-place finish in the ACC and the 2021 NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles were voted to finish eighth in the conference preseason poll that year.

“Brooke has the qualities that make a successful head coach and I am very excited about the future of our program,” said Director of Athletics Michael Alford.  “She has been a very important member of our staff over this historic period which established our basketball program as a perennial NCAA Tournament team and ACC title contender. She brings great energy and enthusiasm to the position.  She is excellent at building relationships with her players.  It is a great day for our women’s basketball program.”

The new coach said it’s a humbling honor to be the next head coach of FSU’s women’s basketball team.

“When I stepped onto campus as a student-athlete 25 years ago, Coach Sue (Semrau) took me under her wing and showed me what it means to build something impactful and lasting here at Florida State,” Wyckoff said. ”It is my great honor to be a part of the legacy of excellence at this university and with a program with a tradition built over the years. It is truly a full-circle moment for me and I am committed to serving our current and future players, alumni, community and university to the best of my ability every single day. Go Noles!”

During her playing days, Wyckoff led the Seminoles to a 19-12 record and a berth in the 2001 NCAA Tournament, which was FSU’s first appearance in 10 years. She averaged 14.6 points and 6.6. rebounds per game and was one of the top defenders in the country her senior year.

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