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Donaldsonville's Joseph gets opportunity to guest coach at LSU

DeRon Talley
Donaldsonville's Delacey Joseph stands with LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell after the game where she served as guest coach. Photo by DeRon Talley.

Donaldsonville native Delacey Joseph got an opportunity last week to serve as LSU women’s basketball guest coach under head coach Nikki Caldwell for the Lady Tigers' game against Tulane at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

Joseph was able to sit courtside during the game and go into the locker rooms pre-game and during halftime to see and hear Caldwell coaching.

Joseph said the experience was great.

“[Caldwell] is an amazing person inside and out,” Joseph said. “Her coaching ability is unlimited. She has a nose for the game and a beautiful presence.”

Joseph said it was a life-changing experience that lets her know that she’s capable of reaching higher heights in women’s basketball.

“I have had great experiences, and I’m passionate about women and their growth in life,” Joseph said, who played basketball for four years at Tulane.

Joseph said she looks forward to a bright future in the game of basketball and added she’s happy around basketball.

“The game has taken me places I only dreamt of going and as long as I keep God first, stay positive and surround myself with positive, I know things will work in my favor,” Delacey said, who also played professionally overseas.

Joseph added it was also good to see her alumni play under (Tulane) Coach (Lisa) Stockton.

“She taught me so much about basketball and myself, and I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to play at Tulane University under her teaching,” Joseph said, “which was not always a success, but the lessons taught me how to handle failure.”

Joseph added, “As I continue my basketball journey, I look forward to the opportunities that will come in my future.”