In looking for the right fit to lead the Lady Greyhound basketball program, ASU Mid-South turned to a proven recruiter as Mercedes Corona was hired as Head Women's Basketball Coach in May, 2018.
Corona comes to the Lady Greyhounds after serving as Assistant Women's Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. HPU won the West Division title two of the last three years and is the most successful program in the American Southwest Conference having gone 187-61 (.754) with 15 straight postseason appearances, seven NCAA Tournament appearances and one NCAA National Championship.
A native of Granger, Texas, Corona was responsible for recruiting student-athletes who earned nine All-Conference honors, two Conference Defensive Players of the Year, one Conference Player of the Year, one Conference Freshman of the Year, and one NCAA All-America player to HPU.
At Granger High School, Corona was named All-Region and District Offensive MVP before moving on to play three seasons at Schreiner University (TX) where she graduated early with a B.A. in Exercise Science, not using her final season of eligibility. She then worked one season as a Graduate Assistant Coach for the women's basketball team and earned her M.Ed. in Education.
Her experience includes working in a sports information department where she dealt with everything from statistics to game day operations, and she has also been involved with many community events including working basketball camps, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club and serving as a YMCA youth basketball coach. Corona is single.