Stacey Balaam enter her first year as head coach for the West Georgia program for the upcoming 2017-2018 campaign.
Balaam comes to West Georgia following six successful years as an assistant coach at the University of North Georgia. In her time at North Georgia, the Nighthawks were a combined 91-24-10, reaching the NCAA tournament in five of those six years. Most recently, North Georgia came up one game short of the NCAA Elite Eight, competing in the Southeast Region final this past fall. Helping build a consistent winner in Dahlonega, the Nighthawks earned their highest national ranking in school history in the 2015 season, reaching No. 2 in the NSCAA Top 25 in October of that season.
She has continued her playing career the last four seasons playing with the Atlanta Silverbacks W-League team. In 2011, the team won the national championship while losing just one game all season. The following two years Balaam captained the team and was one of the leaders for most minutes played in the season.
Prior to her experience at North Georgia, Balaam had extensive coaching and playing experience, spending time as an assistant coach on the staff of her alma mater, the University of Montevallo for two seasons.
Over the past three years, Balaam has coached at the high school level for North Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia. A native from Suffolk, England, Balaam was a member of the U19 national squad before beginning her college career in the United States.