- Head Coach
- North Miami
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- High School:
- McArthur High School
- Previous College:
- University of Miami
Kymberly Hope enters her 11th season as head coach of the Johnson & Wales women’s basketball program.
Under Hope’s watch, JWU has produced the program’s first All-American (Tianna Ayulo 2018-19), two Sun Conference Freshmen of the Year (Ayulo 2017-18, Kristina Bridges 2011-12), nine all-conference honorees, eight NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards, and 11 TSC Academic All-Academics selections.
During the 2017-18 campaign, the Wildcats had their most-success season under the guidance of Hope, recording the most victories in program history (13) while reaching the semifinals of the Sun Conference Tournament.
Hope began her tenure at JWU on June, 2, 2009.
Hope received her B.A in Sociology and Minor Sports Management from the University of Miami in 1999. A two time First-Team All-Big East Selection, and an All-Big East Tournament selection, Coach Hope had an outstanding career at The U where she was a three year starter. She finished her career among Miami's all-time top ten in scoring (8th), rebounds ( 6rd), field goals (10th), blocked shots (2nd), free throws (8th) and free throws attempted (5th). During her four years as a Hurricane she averaged 12.9 points and 7.9 rebounds. As a senior, she averaged 17.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 2.1 Blocks, 1.9 Steals, 1.8 Assists and shot 53% from the field and 81% from the line.
Prior to attending the University of Miami, Hope attended McArthur High School in Hollywood, FL. She was named Miami Herald Player of the Year after averaging 17.4 points, 21 rebounds and eight blocks per games as a senior. She was also named first-team All-State by Miami Herald and Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Hope has both WNBA and international experience as well. She played in the WNBA with Orlando Miracle ‘99, Utah Starzz 2000 San Antonio Silver Starzz 2003. She played professionally in Spain (2000), Korea (2001) and Greece (2002).
After her playing career she joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach at St. Thomas University for the 2008-2009.
Hope has been part of the Broward County School District for the last seven years as a teacher and coach in various sports.