Legendary Golden Eagle point guard Jaci Inman was named Assistant Coach in Spring 2018 after being the director of operations since November 2015 and after spending the previous two seasons as the director of player development with the ORU women’s basketball program. In her role, Inman will be responsible for student-athlete performance development and team recruiting.
Previously, she helped in all aspects of the day-to-day operation of the ORU team, including serving as the team’s academic liaison, while pursuing her master’s degree.
Inman was a four-year standout for the Golden Eagles, earning all-conference recognition after her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons. The McAlester native guided the Golden Eagles to their first two Summit League regular season championships in 2009-10 and 2010-11, and she capped her career with a Southland Conference Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid in 2012-13.
Inman burst on to the scene as a freshman in 2009-10, scoring 17.1 points per game and knocking down a Summit League single-season record 99 three-point field goals. A year later, Inman earned her second straight 1st Team All-Summit selection despite tearing her ACL.
The injury spurred Inman to remake herself as one of the most dynamic floor generals in the country, and in 2012-13 she led the Southland Conference and finished 8th in NCAA Division I by tallying 6.7 assists per game. Still a savvy scorer as a senior, Inman chipped in 12.4 points per game and led ORU to their first NCAA Tournament bid in five seasons.
Inman finished her career with 1,505 points, 8th-most in ORU program history, and she ranks as the school’s career leader in assists, with 668.
The former Jaci Bigham and her husband, Tyler, a former Harlem-Globetrotter, were married in the summer of 2014. They reside in Tulsa with their son, Brooks.