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James Howard
Associate Head Coach

James Howard is in his second season with the Hoyas as the associate head coach. Howard returned to the Hilltop after serving as an assistant coach for the Blue & Gray during the 1997-98 season. He assists Head Coach Natasha Adair in all facets of the program and focuses on the defensive side of the ball.

Last year, the Hoyas returned to the postseason for the first time since 2011-12. Georgetown went 16-14 overall marking a huge improvement from the previous year and the third best turnaround in the nation. The squad was 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play earning the fifth seed in the conference tournament. The team’s record and RPI gave GU a berth in the WNIT where the Blue & Gray lost a heartbreaker to Rutgers University at the buzzer.

Dorothy Adomako and Dionna White were both named Second Team All-BIG EAST, and White was also selected to the All-Freshman Team. Seven players were named to the BIG EAST All-Academic squad marking the most honorees in the past 10 years.

Howard came to Georgetown from Bethune-Cookman University where he spent four seasons including the last three as the associate head coach. The Wildcats had 10 or more wins every season and appeared in three MEAC Tournaments winning at least one game in the final two years.

The Washington, D.C., native began as the recruiting coordinator and helped bring in two-time All-MEAC honoree, Kailyn Williams, who was named First Team All-MEAC a season ago.

At the end of the 2013-14 season, Howard took the helm for Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis when she went on maternity leave. During that span, he coached the Wildcats to a 4-5 record including a MEAC Tournament victory.

Prior to Bethune-Cookman, Howard was the recruiting coordinator and associate head coach at Howard University under former Hoya Niki Reid Geckeler. He went to Howard when Reid Geckeler got the job in 2008 and was there for three seasons moving into the role of associate head coach during the 2010-11 season. He also coached during Reid Geckeler's maternity leave and helped the Bison improve each year he was on campus.

Howard began his coaching career in the men's game as a student assistant coach at Greensboro College for two seasons (1997-99). He then served as an assistant coach at Wesley College before switching to the women's game in 1991.

Howard was the head women's basketball coach at Wesley from 1991-97 where he was 75-69 over six seasons. Following his one-year stint at Georgetown, he served as the director of basketball operations (1998-99) at the University of Maryland before being promoted to assistant coach (1999-2000).

In 2000, he moved on to George Mason University where he was an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for seven seasons. Howard spent one season (2007-08) at Delaware State before returning to the District to coach at Howard.

Howard is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Black Coaches Association (BCA). He was chosen by the NBA to do a coaches clinic in Bermuda and founded the first chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) in Washington, D.C.

He received his bachelor's degree from Greensboro College in 1991. Howard has two grown sons, Marco and Michael.


Melba Chambers
Assistant Coach

Melba Chambers is in her third season with the Hoyas. She returned to Georgetown in the spring of 2014 after an outstanding playing career on the Hilltop. Chambers spent over 10 years in the coaching ranks including two seasons with Head Coach Natasha Adair at the College of Charleston. She works primarily with the guards.

Last year, the Hoyas returned to the postseason for the first time since 2011-12. Georgetown went 16-14 overall marking a huge improvement from the previous year and the third best turnaround in the nation. The squad was 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play earning the fifth seed in the conference tournament. The team’s record and RPI gave GU a berth in the WNIT where the Blue & Gray lost a heartbreaker to Rutgers University at the buzzer.

Dorothy Adomako and Dionna White were both named Second Team All-BIG EAST, and White was also selected to the All-Freshman Team. Seven players were named to the BIG EAST All-Academic squad marking the most honorees in the past 10 years.

In Chamber’s first year on the Hilltop, Adomako was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, honorable mention All-BIG EAST and was a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.

During the 2013-14 season, in College of Charleston's first season in the Colonial Athletic Association, the team had a record of 19-15, marking the third-highest win total in the school's Division I era. Additionally, the squad finished third in conference play, defeated five postseason teams from the previous year and advanced to the semifinals of both the CAA Championship and the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI).

In her first year, Chambers helped the Cougars win 16 games and the team advanced to the quarterfinals of the WBI.

Chambers served as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for the Bowie State Bulldogs in Bowie, Md. In that role she was also responsible for the development of the guards.

She also spent five seasons as head junior varsity coach and varsity assistant coach at her alma mater, St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Md. She helped take the Lady Panthers to the IAAM Championship that they won four out of her five seasons.

In her time at Georgetown, Chambers was a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week honoree and she earned MVP for the 1998-99 season. In her final season, the Hoyas advanced to the WNIT for the first time in program history. She ranks among the all-time leaders in points (973), 3-pointers (62), assists (188), blocks (30) and rebounds (365).

After graduating from Georgetown, Chambers continued her playing career as a professional in Germany for one year.

She is originally from Baltimore, Md., and resides in Camp Springs, Md.


Sarah Jenkins
Assistant Coach

Sarah Jenkins is in her third season at Georgetown. She returned to the Hilltop in the spring of 2014 after a successful coaching career.

Last year, the Hoyas returned to the postseason for the first time since 2011-12. Georgetown went 16-14 overall marking a huge improvement from the previous year and the third best turnaround in the nation. The squad was 9-9 in BIG EAST Conference play earning the fifth seed in the conference tournament. The team’s record and RPI gave GU a berth in the WNIT where the Blue & Gray lost a heartbreaker to Rutgers University at the buzzer.

Dorothy Adomako and Dionna White were both named Second Team All-BIG EAST, and White was also selected to the All-Freshman Team. Seven players were named to the BIG EAST All-Academic squad marking the most honorees in the past 10 years.

In Chamber’s first year on the Hilltop, Adomako was named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Year, honorable mention All-BIG EAST and was a unanimous selection to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.

Jenkins has more than eight years of coaching experience spending time at The Geneva School and coaching at Winter Park High School, both in Florida.

She coached her squads to a pair of district championships as well as two regional final appearances.

Additionally, Jenkins founded LAB Sports to provide youth with a positive program to help cultivate and develop their skill level in various sports.

She began her collegiate playing career at the University of Maryland, but then transferred to Georgetown where she played four years of basketball and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in both English and sociology.

In her time at Georgetown, she was a BIG EAST Academic All-Star and served as a two-year team captain. She also ranks among the all-time leaders in 3-pointers with 54.

Jenkins is a local product out of Bowie, Md.


David White
Director of Operations

David White is in his third season with the Hoyas. He came to Georgetown in the spring of 2014 after serving as the director of operations for two seasons at the College of Charleston with Head Coach Natasha Adair.

White, a native of High Point, N.C., coordinated travel and video for the Cougars and fills a similar role on the Hilltop.

Prior to his time at CofC, he was a video assistant at Wake Forest where he worked with Adair and the Demon Deacons staff making highlight videos and worked closely with the director of operations.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with degrees in political science and exercise and sport science.

While at North Carolina, White was a three-year manager for the women’s basketball team under Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell. In that role he set up for practice and games, worked with film and camps.

As a senior, White was the head manager/assistant video coordinator for the team and worked extensively with film and scouting. White also worked at Roy Williams UNC Basketball Camp in the summers during his time at North Carolina.

In 2016, White received his Master’s of Business Administration from St. Leo University.

He resides in Alexandria, Va.


Mykala Walker
Assistant Director of Basketball Operations

Mykala Walker was promoted to assistant director of basketball operations in 2016 following a two-year stint as a graduate assistant for the women's basketball program while pursuing her master's degree in sports industry management. She will assist Director of Operations David White with team travel coordination and video.

Walker received her Bachelor of Arts in communications in May 2013 from Wake Forest University where she was a four-year letterwinner on the women's basketball team.

At Wake Forest, Walker was selected to represent women's basketball as a member of the Athletic Director's Council, Student Athletes Advisory Committee and was a charter member of the committee that created the all-sports athletic awards ceremony called the Black and Golden Globe Awards; she even hosted the red carpet show during the inaugural event. Walker also was the anchor a weekly video broadcast entitled Mondays with Coach Pete, which featured a weekly update on highlights from women's basketball and aired on WakeForestSports.com.

While in school, Walker completed several internships in her field. She was a marketing research assistant at PQC, a social media manager for All In PR and a talent manager coordinator in Turner Communications' NBA TV. Walker began her professional career with the Atlanta Hawks as a sales associate in membership and ticket sales for the Hawks before she came to the Hilltop.

The Duluth, Ga., native led her high school basketball program to historic accomplishments including the first appearance ever in the state Class 5A Final Four.

She resides in Washington, D.C.