Wells Fargo Arena
Home of the Sun Devil Women's Basketball Team
Wells Fargo Arena, the home for Sun Devil women's basketball , is one of the nation's finest collegiate arenas. Constructed in the spring of 1974 at the cost of $8 million, the 14,198-seat facility also plays host to graduation ceremonies and a variety of concerts and shows. Continued.....
Charli Turner Thorne
• The winningest coach in Sun Devil womens basketball history and No. 2 in the Pac-12 in most career wins (400), Charli Turner Thorne is at the helm of an Arizona State program that has made it to the postseason 17 of the last 18 years, including a school record five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (2005-09), two Elite Eight appearances and a pair of Sweet 16 finishes. ASUs 12 NCAA Tournament appearances under Turner Thorne are nine more than what ASU had in the 15 years prior to her arrival in Tempe. Has also earned a pair of gold medals with USA Basketball.
• The 2017-18 season will be the 21st for Turner Thorne who recorded the 400th victory of her career (includes 40 wins at Northern Arizona) on Dec. 14, 2015 (at Hartford). She posted her 400th win at ASU March 17, 2017 (defeated Michigan State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament).
• Despite injuries to key personnel and a young backcourt, Turner Thorne led ASU to its fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance (12th during ASU tenure) and fourth-consecutive 20-win season (12th during ASU tenure) in 2017. The Sun Devils made it to the second round of NCAAs where they came up just short of upsetting eventual national champion South Carolina as the Sun Devils took a lead going into the final minute of the game.
• Was named the 2016 Pac-12 Coach of the Year (coaches and media), the second time she has been recognized with the honor (2001), after leading the Sun Devils to their second regular season Pac-12 championship. ASU would go on to earn its highest NCAA Tournament seed (No. 2) in program history. In 2016 ASU has also tied the program records for most conference wins (16) and consecutive wins (15) and set the program record for most road wins (11).
Associate Head Coach
Jackie Moore promoted to associate head coach in May 2017 after serving as assistant coach for five seasons on Charli Turner Thornes staff.Moore has more than 20 years of coaching experience having also served as an assistant at UMass, Boston College, Miami (Fla.) and Nevada.
“Im extremely excited about the opportunity to work with one of the nations top programs,” Moore said when she joined Charli Turner Thornes staff. “Since my first conversation with Charli I knew she was someone who I wanted to work with. She is a very sincere and honest person, who cares deeply about her players and staff.
“Everything you need to achieve a high level of success is in place here – outstanding leadership and support staff, top-notch facilities and a group of people who are committed to doing their best every day.”
For six seasons (1993-99), Moore was the head coach at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. Moore began her coaching career at her alma mater, Armstrong State College in Savannah, Ga., where she was an assistant for two seasons.
Angie Nelp was named assistant coach at Arizona State on May 2nd, 2017. “Angie is a rising star in the coaching community and she brings a wealth of knowledge to our staff,” ASU head coach Charli Turner Thorne said. “She has an exceptional offensive mind and is an outstanding teacher. Her remarkable versatility as a player translated really well to the coaching ranks as she has a proven track record in player skill development at every position on the floor. In addition to all her wonderful attributes as a coach, Angie has an incredible spirit and a genuine passion for working with student-athletes. She is committed to see them succeed not just on the court, but also in the classroom and in the community. We are thrilled she will be joining our Sun Devil family.”
Nelp played collegiate basketball at Colorado State, accumulating 1,397 points, 629 rebounds, 356 assists and 261 steals in four seasons. During her time with the Rams she earned Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year honors, was a first-team All-MWC selection, a Kodak All-America Honorable Mention honoree and was named an academic all-conference performer all four seasons.
After graduating from Colorado State in 2002 with a bachelors degree in health and exercise science, she went on to spend two seasons with the NWBL Colorado Chill and one season with 08 Stockholm in Sweden. As a professional, she helped lead the Chill to the 2005 NWBL title and 08 Stockholm to the 2003 Swedish national crown.