Jordan Dupuy’s first Northwestern State women’s basketball coaching staff continues to come into focus.

Olivia Grayson

Dupuy announced the addition of former Tulane standout Olivia Grayson as an assistant coach.

“When I was at Southern Miss, I recruited her,” Dupuy said. “I liked her demeanor on the court, the way she played. Her high school coach always talked about how good she was on the court, but she was a better person off the court. That’s something that carried her through her playing career and into her coaching career.”

Grayson’s hiring is subject to approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

She joins associate head coach Deneen Parker as members of Dupuy’s first Lady Demons coaching staff.

After a standout career at Metairie’s Archbishop Chapelle High School, Grayson was a four-year letter winner at Tulane where she became the 24th player in school history to reach 1,000 points.

Grayson, 25, was a Conference USA All-Freshman selection in 2010 and a first-team all-conference selection in 2012. She wrapped up her career with second-team all-conference honors in 2013.

She transitioned into coaching as a graduate assistant with the Green Wave, working with the marketing, alumni and video departments. She spent two seasons as a GA while completing her master’s degree in social work.

“This is a great opportunity,” said Grayson, who earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013. “It’s a small town, a basketball town. The community backs us.”