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Friday, April 22, 2022

WBB adds Associate Coach Shay Robinson -- Pineda elevated to Associate Coach -- Softball at Virginia Tech -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 (Paulie filling in for Daryl today) 


Louisville women's basketball announced Thursday that Shay Robinson has joined the Cardinals as an associate coach.  Williams comes to Louisville from Mississippi, where he was an associate coach for the Rebels. 

Louisville WBB Head Coach Jeff Walz on Williams:

"Shay comes to us highly recommended, with an extensive and versatile background. Everywhere he's been, he's been successful. Most importantly, he cares about the growth and development of the players -- on and off the court. Shay is an Air Force veteran, a skilled player development coach and a proven recruiter. He is a great compliment to our staff and we are excited to welcome him to the 'Ville'." 

Shay was at Ole Miss two years and prior to that, spent six years at Maryland as an assistant. He's a proven recruiter and we're excited to see what he can do on the Cardinals staff.  


(Paulie checking with JP to see if he has any
eligibility left.  She couldn't stop laughing...)

Coach J.P. -- Jonneisha Pineda -- got news good also on Thursday, getting promoted to an associate coach status from assistant coach. This is wonderful news for the Cardinals women's basketball program and Cardinals fans. 

Coach J.P. is fond of saying "work is work" and definitely lives by the phrase, based on all the things she does with the Cards WBB program.  

Coach J.P. came to Louisville in 2019 from Georgia Tech and has become a player and fan favorite since her arrival here.  JP's focus with the Cards has been with the growth and development of the guards, and...all one has to do is look at the successes of Jaz Jones, Asia Durr, Dana Evans, Hailey Van Lith, Kianna Smith and many others since she's been here to realize she is very good at what she does. 

Here's looking forward to more seasons with J.P  until she gets the call to be a head coach somewhere. 


A crucial three-game road trip awaits the Cards starting today, when they face off against the Hokies. 

These Hokies are #3 in the nation, according to the polls, and have put together a 32-6 season. They're atop the ACC standings with a 15-2 record, 1/2 game ahead of Duke. 

Louisville is 24-17 on the season and is in sixth place in the ACC with an 8-7 conference record. 

Friday and Saturday's games will be on ACC Network Extra (online) and Sunday's contest will be on the ACC Network. Start time Friday is 6 p.m.

The series will be a test to see how the Cards pitching can hold up against the powerful VT offensive attack. 

Best of luck to Softball in Blacksburg ! 



  1. Robinson is widely regarded as one of the best recruiters in D1 WBB. His Maryland successes were huge and he was largely responsible for getting Angel Reese there.

    He'll have Louisville's pull in name recognition over what Mississippi has. And a fan base that any D1 WBB prospect would love to play for.

    Good hire, Cards

    Nick O

  2. What a tough loss for softball, tying run tagged out at the plate to end the game. She never should have been sent, though, bad move. Wasn't close.

    Blue Lou


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