Iesha Gray begins her fourth season as Head Women’s basketball Coach on the sidelines at Wilberforce University. Under Coach Gray the Women’s Program has began laying the foundation for the total development of successful female student-athletes.
Since her first season in 2008-2009, Gray boasts six All-AMC Honorable Mention, three All-AMC Freshmen Team, and two All-AMC Scholar Athlete honorees. During the 2010-2011 Season the Wilberforce Women’s Basketball Team were NAIA Scholar-Team candidates, posting a team GPA of 3.22.
Prior to Wilberforce, Gray served as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio under Head Coach Karen McConnell. "Iesha is a competitor and brings this intensity to the court in her coaching," said McConnell. "She is an excellent teach and motivator for the ladies.”
She was also a co-advisor to the Black Student Union and co-coordinator of the College Awareness Program (CAP). Gray also served on the Northwest Ohio Council Board of Trustees for Campfire USA from 2006-2007.
Gray was a standout player for NCAA Division I Wright State University where she earned a spot on the Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team in 2001. In the Summer of 2002, Gray travelled to Zimbabwe and South Africa with Athletes in Action (AIA), an international sports ministry organization headquartered in Xenia, Ohio. With the leadership of AIA staff at Wright State, Gray became a student leader, organizing team bible studies and chapel for her team and other student-athletes. During the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons she was named co-captain and received Most Valuable Player honors from the Raiders. Gray also served as a Horizon League Representative on the Student Athletic Advisory Council.
In addition to athletics at Wright State, Gray became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and was active in Student Government as well as the Black Student Union.
A Columbus area native, Gray graduated from Westland High School. Reared by her grandmother, Vivian Anderson, and her late grandfather Ervin Crenshaw, she is the oldest of four siblings. Gray is currently working towards a Master of Science degree in General Psychology.