Mercedes Corona
Mercedes Corona
Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: 870-733-6074

Corona returns for her third season at ASU Mid-South after being hired as Head Women's Basketball Coach in May of 2018. With a late start in recruiting , she was still able to piece together a team that while competitive was short-handed every game. Last season saw the Lady Greyhound program rebound with 7 victories while facing a very competitive schedule with mostly first-year players. This season comes with high expectations with a great core of returners and several freshmen expected to contribute right away.

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.