Correcaminos (Mexico) hire Chasity Melvin as new head coach for 2022 United Cup


Former WNBA player Chasity Melvin, who has spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Mercury, is the new head coach for the Correcaminos (Mexico) for the 2022 United Cup of Champions.

The 6-foot-3 center is the first player in Wolfpack history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career. She was a two-time All-ACC first team selection, was named the conference’s Rookie of the Year and was inducted into State's Hall of Fame in 2014.

Melvin was the 11th overall pick in the 1999 WNBA draft by the Cleveland Rockers following her college career. She played 12 professional seasons with Cleveland, Chicago and Washington, earning Chicago and Washington, earning an All-Star selection in 2001.

She finished with more than 4,000 points and 2,000 rebounds. Her 890 career offensive rebounds are the seventh most in WNBA history.

Although this is Melvin's first WNBA job, she has previous coaching experience with the Charlotte Hornets' G-League affiliate in Greensboro Swarm. A graduate of the NBA's Player Development Assistant coaches Program in 2018, she was the first female coach hired by the Hornets.