Berry announced McKamie Place as the Berry women's basketball assistnat coach in August of 2019.
Place joins Berry most recently from the University of Texas-Tyler women's basketball program where she served as the team's assistant coach to the 13-11 Patriots. Prior to joining UT Tyler, Place served as the assistant coach at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. The 2017-18 Knights finished the season at the Skyline Conference Championship after a 21-7 season.
Prior to Mount Saint Mary, Place helped the women’s basketball team at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (NCAA Division III) in Belton, Texas, to a 15-11 record in 2015-2016. A year later, she assisted the women’s basketball team at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas to a 21-7 overall record in the Heartland Conference (NCAA Division II).
In college, Place played Division III basketball at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). Averaging 5.7 points per game, she shot 42.3% from the floor and 40.5% from three point range her senior year. In 2015, she led Southwestern and the SCAC in 3-point percentage shooting, while guiding her team to a conference championship.
Place received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Southwestern in 2015. In 2016, she graduated from Sam Houston State University, Summa Cum Laude, obtaining a Master of Science in Kinesiology Sport and Human Performance.
Orignally from Gatesville, Texas, Place currently resides in Rome.