Mount Union Women's Basketball Camps

Head Coach / Camp Director Suzy Venet

 

Suzy Venet is in her 15th season as head women's basketball coach at Mount Union and coaches the Purple Raiders with the same drive, desire and dedication she showed as a two-time Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-American for the Purple Raiders.

Since taking over as coach, the Raiders have won four OAC Tournament titles, two OAC regular season titles with four trips to the NCAA Tournament including making it to the Sweet 16 in 2010 and 2012.

Venet was named the OAC Coach of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year by both the WBCA and D3Hoops.com in 2010 and 2012.

Mount Union has won at least 20 games in five of the last eight seasons highlighted by a 2011-12 team that went 28-2, won a school-record 23 straight games, OAC regular season and tournament titles, advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA and a No. 6 national ranking.

Before returning to Alliance, Venet spent a season as head coach at Manchester (Ind.) College, where she guided the Spartans to a seven-win improvement from the year prior to her arrival.  Venet also spent time as an assistant coach at Bowling Green State University and Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN.

As a player, Venet was part of the most successful women's basketball runs in school history as the Raiders made three trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament finishing second in the nation in 1996.  Mount Union also won a school-record 29 games, the OAC title and was third in the nation in 1998.  She finished with numerous school records, including most points in a season (587 in 1997-98), most career assists (843), career triple-doubles (10) and is fourth on the all-time scoring list (1,528 points).

Venet, who graduated from Mount Union in 1998 with degrees in sports medicine and physical education, also serves as senior women's administrator and resides in Alliance with her husband Bruce, daughter, Bailee and son Marty.