Keyokah Mars-Garrick, from nearby North Stonington,is in her
first season as assistant coach at the Coast Guard Academy
She played four years for head coach Jennifer Rizzotti at the University of Hartford where the team won the 2011 America East tournament championship and the 2009-10 America East regular season championship and made two trips to the NCAA tournament.
Mars-Garrick played four years at Wheeler High School where she was a two-time MVP selection. During her senior season, She was a Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State in Class S, Hartford Courant and New Haven Register All-State Honorable Mention, Norwich Bulletin All-Area selection and ECC Small Division first team selection.
She spent the month of August in Africa where she worked with young basketball players in Sierra Leone. She is a Native American from the Narragansett Tribe, who enjoys teaching her heritage to elementary school children.
Her uncle Thomas Garrick played four seasons in the NBA.