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Coaching Staff

Christian Stefanopoulos
Assistant Coach

Christian Stefanopoulos was named an assistant coach in the spring of 2016.
 
In two seasons on the bench, she has assisted in coaching two all-conference performers in Raeshaun Gaffney (All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention Team - 2017) and Aaliyah Dunham (All-BIG EAST Freshmen Team - 2018).
 
She was an assistant coach at Seton Hall (2015-16) before joining the Musketeers.
 
At Seton Hall, Stefanopoulos helped coach the Pirates to a 23-9 (12-6 BIG EAST) record and a NCAA Tournament appearance. She assisted in coaching three players to All-BIG EAST honors, including Shakena Richardson who became the first Seton Hall player ever taken in the WNBA Draft in April.
 
Stefanopoulos coached at Kentucky in 2014-15, helping the Wildcats advance to the NCAA Tournament for the sixth straight season. She also served as the team’s video coordinator from 2007-10.
 
Stefanopoulos also had assistant coaching stints at Bucknell (2012-14) and at Morehead State (2010-12).
 
The Florence, Ky., native played collegiately at Austin Peay (2002-04) and Thomas More (2005-06). She helped the Lady Govs capture back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference Titles during her time in Clarksville, Tenn., before wrapping up her career with a Presidents’ Athletic Conference Title in 2006.
 
Stefanopoulos holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Thomas More (2006) and a master’s degree in sports administration from Morehead State (2014).

Crystal Kelly
Assistant Coach

Crystal Kelly was named an assistant women's basketball coach in May of 2017. She was previously an assistant coach at Tennessee Tech.

Kelly brings five years of coaching experience to Xavier, including a four-year stint at Bellarmine University (2012-16). In her final year at Bellarmine, she helped the squad post a 24-4 overall record – tying the best winning percentage in school history – as the Knights advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008.

Prior to her coaching career, Kelly played professionally in the WNBA for three seasons. She was drafted in the third round (No. 31) of the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Houston Comets.

Kelly played collegiately at Western Kentucky from 2005-08, finishing her career as the school’s all-time leader in scoring (2,803) and rebounding (1,285). The 2,803 points ranked 12th all-time in NCAA history at the time of her graduation.

In 2008, she was named the Sun Belt Player of the year, while leading the nation in field-goal percentage (.648).

The Louisville, Ky., native attended Sacred Heart Academy where she was tabbed the 2004 Associated Press Player of the Year, while earning Gatorade Player of the Year honors twice. She was named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American and Miss Basketball her senior year.

Kelly has been inducted into the Dawahares/KHSAA Hall of Fame in 2015 and was honored on the 2016 WBCA's Thirty Under 30 list, which recognizes 30 up-and-coming coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game.


Mark Stephens
Assistant Coach

Mark Stephens was hired as an assistant coach in September of 2016. 
 
In two seasons on the bench, he has assisted in coaching two all-conference performers in Raeshaun Gaffney (All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention Team - 2017) and Aaliyah Dunham (All-BIG EAST Freshmen Team - 2018).
 
Stephens was previously the head women's varsity basketball coach at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet HS in Indianapolis from 2012-16. His team posted a 38-9 record over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, capturing back-to-back PAAC Conference Titles.
 
Stephens was also the assistant club director for the Indianapolis-based Nike Lady Gym Rats AAU Team from 2005-16. All told, he has coached 62 players who have played collegiately – including 41 NCAA Division I athletes.
 
Stephens served as the general manager of the Indy Southside Sports Academy in Indianapolis, Ind., from 2004-09 and 2011-12. He also had stints as an assistant high school basketball coach at Decatur Central HS (2011-12) and Southport HS (2003-11) – both located in Indianapolis.
 
Stephens also has experience working as a national high school women's basketball scout for ESPN (Hoopgurlz.com) and as a freelance writer for Indiana Basketball Magazine andPrepHoop Stars.
 
The Louisville, Ky., native holds a bachelor's degree (2002) from Morehead State.

David Bezold
Director of Basketball Administration

Dave Bezold was hired in June of 2017 as the women's basketball director of administration.

Bezold will oversee opponent scouting and non-conference scheduling. He will also assist with practice planning, game strategy and gathering analytics.

The former Northern Kentucky men’s basketball coach posted a 194-133 record overall record in 11 seasons (2004-15) as the Norse head coach. He most recently served as a faculty member at Holmes HS in Covington, Ky.

The Taylor Mill, Ky., native holds a bachelor’s degree from Viterbo (Wis.) College (1990) and a master’s degree from Northern Kentucky (1996).


Netta Floyd
Director of Basketball Operations

Netta Floyd joined the women's basketball staff as director of basketball operations in May of 2014. She assists in the coordination of team travel, supervising student managers and oversees the day-to-day operations of the program.

The Massillon, Ohio, native was a three-year letterwinner at Bowling Green State University. She helped lead the Falcons to a 49-34 overall record and a trip to the WNIT during her time in the Orange and Brown. Floyd, the all-time leading scorer at Massillon Washington HS, played in 56 games at BGSU.


Caleb Poston
Video Coordinator

Caleb Poston was hired in the fall of 2016 as the women’s basketball video coordinator.  Poston came to Xavier after graduating from University of Cincinnati in 2016 with bachelor's degree in sports administration and a minor in business. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in coaching education and athlete development.

Poston's primary job responsibilities include assisting in the program's video operations, including film breakdown, coordinating film exchange and helping Xavier players and coaches with individual film needs. Poston also assists the coaching staff in limited on-court activities during practice, advance scouting and on-campus recruiting.