Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Coach Rachel Bullard

Saint Augustine's University | Faculty/Staff Spotlight: Coach Rachel Bullard [437] | Faculty Spotlight January 26, 2012

Bullard joined Saint Augustine's University in August 2010. Prior to her appointment with the Falcons, Bullard spent two years with the Charleston Southern women's basketball program, where she served as recruiting coordinator. She was also responsible for overseeing community service, scouting, developing post players, and assisting with marketing and promotions.

Under Bullard's direction, the Lady Falcons were one game away from a 20-win season. They also reached the CIAA Tournament semifinals. Her star player, Allison Sikes, won the CIAA player of the year award and Umeka Benson was the top rookie in the conference during her tenure at the University.

In addition, under Bullard's leadership the Lady Falcons won the CIAA team highest grade point average award in women's basketball. Currently, the Lady Falcons are 5-0 in the CIAA and 10-5 overall.

Bullard also spent two years as an assistant at Butler University where she helped the Bulldogs post a 20-10 overall record in 2007-08.

Before becoming a collegiate coach, Bullard was the head girls' basketball coach at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana for one year. She also was the head coach at Laurens High School in Laurens, S.C., for two years.

Bullard is one of the greatest basketball players in school history at Presbyterian University, where she is the all-time leader in points (1,889) and rebounds (1,034). Bullard won South Atlantic Conference Athlete of the Year honor twice, one of only two student-athletes to accomplish this feat. She is one of only four women basketball players in league history to record 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Due to her outstanding accomplishments, Bullard became the first women's basketball player at Presbyterian University to have her jersey retired on Jan. 26, 2004. She was inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in June 2007.

Bullard holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics (secondary education) from Presbyterian University (graduated 2002) and a master of education degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Bullard a native of Greenville, SC. She and husband, Dr. Roland Bullard Jr., have a son, Roland III.