VALDOSTA – Deandra Schirmer, head coach of the women’s basketball coach of the state of Valdosta, announced on Thursday the hiring of Alexis Uffmann as her new assistant coach.
“Alexis is a very smart coach with a strong passion for the game,” said Schirmer. “She comes from a winning culture and has proven herself as a player and coach. I am very happy to have her on our team as we push for another championship season.”
Uffman comes to Titletown after spending two years as a research assistant at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. There Uffmann trained the guard position, was an academic advisor and recruiting coordinator and was responsible for player development workouts. She was also tasked with maintaining the social media presence of the program, running and presenting multiple scouting reports during each season.
She is a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and participated in the prestigious So You Want to Be A Coach program during the 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four, hosted by the WBCA in Tampa, Florida.
Uffmann graduated from Columbia College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in sports management and business administration and a minor in business education. She graduated from Columbia College with a Masters in Business Administration in 2021.
While at Columbia, Uffmann played women’s basketball for the Cougars from 2015-19. She was team captain for three years and was named four times to the Academic All-Conference. After her senior year, she was named a Daktronics Scholar Athlete. Uffmann finished her career in ninth place all-time in assists and holds the single game assist record at 14. She is also a member of the Columbia College Century Club (110-24).
“I feel incredibly blessed to have had this chance from coach Schirmer,” said Uffmann. “I’m excited to be part of such a successful program and institution that takes great pride in the success of its student athletes on and off the pitch. Go Blazers!”