Yellowjacket Athletics Press Release 4/21/2023

Following a national search, the University of Wisconsin-Superior and Yellowjacket Athletics have announced the hiring of Emily Carpenter as head women’s basketball coach.

Carpenter served as the interim head coach of the Yellowjackets in 2022-23. Prior to coming back to her alma mater, Carpenter spent two seasons as an assistant softball coach at Gustavus Adolphus College.

“We are excited to have Coach Carpenter continue leading our women’s basketball program,” UW-Superior Director of Athletics Nick Bursik said. “She has a strong passion for the program and the university to go along with a competitive drive that will help guide the program forward.”

Carpenter was named interim head coach of the Yellowjackets August 11, 2022. In her first season behind the bench, Carpenter coached the Yellowjackets to a record of 10- 14, an improvement of four wins and five fewer losses over the previous season.

The Yellowjackets were chosen to place sixth in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference in a vote of the league’s coaches, but Carpenter’s Yellowjackets not only made the post-season tournament, but finished in third place in the conference before falling in the conference tournament.

“I would like to thank Nick Bursik and the entire search committee for giving me the opportunity to continue to lead the women’s basketball program, and their continued support and trust to get the job done,” Carpenter said.

“I am excited to continue working with the student-athletes and build on the success of the program on and off the court. “Superior is home to me, and I am grateful to be part of the Yellowjacket community.”

Editors Note: For more on Carpenter, check out the “Women’s Basketball Introduces New Head Coach” from before the season on our website.