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Octavia Blue
Position: Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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Octavia Blue Profile
Release: 07/25/2012

The University of Miami welcomed back one of its own as women's basketball head coach Katie Meier named Octavia Blue the Hurricanes' newest assistant coach on May 2, 2012.

Blue, who amassed 1,724 points from 1994-98 as a Cane, returns to The U after coaching stints at St. John's (2008-09) and Georgia Tech (2009-12), along with a nine-year professional basketball career.

Among Blue's responsibilities at Miami will be post-player development, recruiting and opponent scouting. After her decorated collegiate career, Blue was selected 15th overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in 1998, becoming Miami's first WNBA Draft pick.

She had a lengthy professional career that lasted from 1998-2006, which included playing for two WNBA teams (Sparks and Houston Comets) and international clubs in Greece, Israel, France, Turkey and Poland.

Blue returned to school to secure her degree in sociology/sport management in 2007 and, in 2008, was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame and named an ACC Women's Basketball Legend.

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