Princeton head women's basketball coach Courtney Banghart announced the hiring of Tyler Cordell as the team's new director of operations for the 2012-13 season.
"My staff and I are thrilled to be adding Tyler Cordell to our women's basketball program. A proven winner, Tyler comes highly regarded and possesses just the qualities we seek out when adding someone to our team. With an undeniable work ethic and a genuine and infectious enthusiasm, she cares about the right things. Throughout the interview process it was very apparent that Tyler has a true desire to impact scholar-athletes and wants to be a part of something special. She will surely add a great dimension to the Tiger community," said Banghart.
Cordell joins Princeton after spending the 2011-12 season as a graduate assistant with the Ithaca College women's basketball program. She assisted the reigning Empire 8 champions with player development, film exchange and breakdown, recruiting and scouting. The Bombers went on to win the most games in program history at 24-5 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
"Princeton is such a great place. The University is beautiful and every person I've met so far has been phenomenal. The women's basketball program is doing amazing things in the Ivy League and NCAA play and I am so excited to get the opportunity to join the staff," said Cordell.
Cordell is a 2011 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University where she was a four-year letterwinner on the women's basketball team. A three-year captain, she earned All-NCAC First Team honors three times. In 2009, the Bishops won the NCAC Tournament and Cordell earned tournament MVP honors. She concluded her career as the all-time assist leader in program history with 495 and is in the Bishops' all-time top-10 in points scored with 1,507.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Cordell graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 2011 with a dual degree in sociology and sport management. She earned her master's in sport management from Ithaca in 2012.