Dayton Women’s Basketball hires Bryce Agler as assistant coach

Bryce Agler (courtesy Pittsburgh Athletic Communications)

Agler Has Experience At The Division I Level And WNBA

DAYTON – University of Dayton women’s basketball head coach Tamika Williams-Jeter has announced the addition of Bryce Agler to the staff as an assistant coach.

“I am ecstatic to have Bryce on our staff,” said Coach Williams-Jeter. “I’ve known his family since 2002. He’s an Ohio native, born and raised. He knows the landscape of the state when it comes to girls basketball and the history behind a storied program like the University of Dayton. What makes Bryce special is he has coached at Division I mid-major and Power 5, and in the WNBA. He has what we need at this level to win. No matter where you go, you want a staff that can prepare people for the next level if they choose. We want that option here for every kid to be trained like a pro. I am super excited to have Bryce on staff to help grow our young women every day, both on and off the court.”

“I am so thankful to Coach Williams-Jeter and Dayton Athletics for the great opportunity to return to my home state and to be part of such a fantastic basketball program,” said Agler. “Dayton Women’s Basketball has both a storied history and great current momentum. I’m excited to be part of taking the program to the next level. Go Flyers!”

Agler joins Flyer nation after spending the 2021-22 season at Pitt where he served as the Director of Video and Player Performance for the Panthers. His focus of identifying and producing collegiate talent that is transferrable to the professional level is a mission he brings to Dayton.

Agler brings five years of WNBA experience as an assistant coach and player development coach in the professional ranks with both the Dallas Wings and Los Angeles Sparks. He was a part of two WNBA Finals appearances and a 2016 WNBA Championship with the Sparks. He served on the staff under his father, head coach Brian Agler, who is now the Director of Athletics at Wittenberg.

Before taking the leap to the pros, Agler spent time on the staff at Southern Methodist University in 2017-18 as the video coordinator for the women’s program. With the Mustangs, he created and assisted in all video and scouting reports for opponents, helped with in-game preparations and in-game decisions while also designing an offseason video workout program for incoming players.  

Agler started his collegiate coaching career at Eastern Illinois University in 2014, serving as assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and video coordinator. He was there for two seasons, 2014-16.

A graduate of nearby Wittenberg University, Coach Williams-Jeter’s most recent coaching stop, Agler received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a minor in sport management in 2014. While there, he was a student coach with the men’s program.