Kasondra Foreman will begin her third season as assistant coach with the North Texas women’s basketball program.
In her first two seasons at North Texas, Foreman helped guide North Texas to more wins each season than the last and been part of a number of program firsts. In her first season, North Texas defeated No. 17 Oklahoma on the road. It was the first time a Mean Green team had defeated a ranked opponent. They reached the second round of the Conference USA tournament for the first time as well. Additionally, North Texas was nationally recognized for its improvement on offense. The Mean Green owned a 41.7 fiel d goal percentage. It was a 7.23 percent increase from the previous season — the largest improvment in the country. It was also the sixth-highest shooting percentage in North Texas history.
In year two North Texas saw an improvement in wins and won a program-best eight C-USA games and reached the quarterfinals of the C-USA tournament for the first time.
Before joining North Texas, Foreman had been with Northwestern State for the previous two years, serving as assistant coach with a special emphasis on recruiting and guard development.
In the 2013-14 season, Foreman helped guide the Lady Demons to a program-record 21 wins, as they reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. With a 19-15 record last year and another Southland Tournament championship, NSU reached the NCAA Tournament once again. In Foreman’s two seasons in Natchitoches, the Lady Demons compiled a 40-28 overall record, including 21-15 in Southland play and 7-0 in Southland Tournament games.
At NSU, Foreman was responsible for recruiting stellar Texas talent, including Emerald Mayfield from Bowie High School in Arlington. Mayfield was District 7-5A MVP, as well as First Team All-District and Offensive Player of the Year. Another incoming recruit, Brynae Thompson from Cy-Fair High School in Houston, was a two-time All-District Honoree and won MVP awards at the AAU Georgetown Invitational and the 2012 Insiders Tournament.
Foreman donned the Green and White on the Super Pit court not that long ago. She played at North Texas from 2010-12, making 31 starts in 59 career appearances for the Mean Green. In the 2010-11 season, she averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, while leading the team with 99 assists - 3.3 per game. For her performance, she was named the team’s 2011 Newcomer of the Year.
During the 2011-12 season, she was coached by Karen Aston and Jalie Mitchell and the Mean Green improved to 15-16, following a 5-25 record the previous year. Oddly enough, Mitchell actually recruited her to North Texas from Weatherford CC, where she averaged 10 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. To this day, Foreman considers Mitchell “one of the most influential young ladies” in her life, which makes their reunion with the Mean Green even more special.
She graduated from North Texas in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a minor in communication. Foreman was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and helped run summer camps for young players. She also graduated from NSU with a master’s degree in heath and human performance.
Her parents are Bunnie and Sonja Foreman and she has four siblings: Krystal, Kourtney, Jasmine and James.