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The Colorado women’s basketball team has promoted Alex Earl to assistant coach, replacing Jeff Cammon, who left last month to become the head coach at Long Beach State.

The Buffaloes have also hired Adam Ringler as strength and conditioning coordinator for women’s basketball and volleyball.

Earl, a four-year letter winner at Arizona State, worked as CU’s director of player development last season in head coach JR Payne’s first year in Boulder.

“First and foremost, Alex is an incredible person; she is genuine, honest, hard-working and has a very selfless spirit,” said Payne, who guided the Buffs to a 17-16 record and into the third round of the Women’s NIT last season. “She cares deeply about the growth and development of the young women in our program. Alex was a standout player in the Pac-12 and is going to be a great assistant coach, as well.”

Earl graduated from ASU in 2013 and then began her coaching career at Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo. She then spent one year at Eastern Washington before joining Payne’s staff at Santa Clara for the 2015-16 season.

“When Alex coached with us at Santa Clara, she was a huge part of our perimeter player development and helped grow and mentor the young players in our program,” Payne said. “We are thankful that we will continue to have the opportunity to work side-by-side with someone who is very much part of the Buff Family.”

Last season, Earl worked on film breakdown for practices and games and was the team liaison with the nutrition and sports performance staffs.

“I am so extremely blessed to have been asked to be an assistant coach here at Colorado and be back on the floor,” Earl said. “Being a Pac-12 assistant has always been a dream of mine, and to do it at such a prestigious university and program with a staff I consider family is a dream come true.”

Ringler comes to CU after six years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Wichita State. He worked with several of the Shockers’ women’s sports teams, including women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, tennis and golf.

Ringler replaces Chris Sheckler, who left the Buffs after five years to pursue another opportunity.

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