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Missouri Southern Sports

July 20, 2013

Esparza added to MSSU women's basketball coaching staff

— Missouri Southern added another coach to its women’s basketball staff, announcing the hire of assistant Victor Esparza on Friday.

Earlier this month, Ronda Hubbard was named Missouri Southern’s interim head coach after Maryann Mitts retired from coaching. Former Missouri Southern men’s assistant Ronnie Ressel was named the associate head coach for the women’s program.

Esparza joins the Lions staff after serving as an assistant coach for Oklahoma Panhandle State’s men’s program.

“I’m really excited about this last hire to our staff,” Hubbard said in a news release. “Coach Esparza has a ton of experience. Like coach Ressel, he has experience on the women’s side but has spent the last seven years as the top assistant on the men’s side at OPSU. I was looking for someone who has an array of skills and had experience doing it all. His duties will be multi-faceted but will certainly include working with our guards, recruiting, scouting and serving as our academic coordinator.”

“I am thrilled to join the women’s basketball staff at Missouri Southern,” Esparza said in a release. “I am excited to build upon the already successful women’s basketball program and the opportunity to work with two proven winners in coach Hubbard and Ressel.”

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