Autumn Rademacher recently completed her third season at Arkansas State.
In her three seasons with the school, the Red Wolves have compiled 49 victories and had one of the league's most potent offenses, ranking near the top of many statistical categories over the span. During the 2016-17 season, she helped A-State finish as the league's top 3-point shooting team with a .339 percentage, the seventh best in school history.
The 2017-18 saw number of historic achievements for A-State, including a 70-69 over Florida in Gainesville, which marked just the sixth non-conference road win over a higher resource conference school (ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC). It was also the 16th win over an SEC member school in program history.
Rademacher also helped coach Akasha Westbrook to the All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team after the junior finished with a 13.4 points per game average and a 48.1 percent field goal percentage, both of which were top-10 in the league.
In 2015-16, Rademacher helped A-State to a 27-6 overall record and a 19-1 mark in Sun Belt Conference play en route to a regular season conference championship and the No. 1 seed in the SBC Championship tournament. The Red Wolves set school records in wins (27), winning streak (18), consecutive home victories (25) and field goal percentage (45.0).
Arkansas State’s run included a trip to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) for the 11th time in school history and recognition as one of the nation’s top teams as the Red Wolves’ received votes in both the AP and Coaches’ polls throughout the season. In addition, A-State suffered just two losses by double-digits and won all but three of its games by double-digits.
Rademacher also helped Aundrea Gamble become the first player in Sun Belt Conference history to win the Student-Athlete of the Year award three times in a career and also helped her achieve Mid-Major All-American status from CollegeSportsMadness.com. Under Rademacher’s tutelage, Gamble improved her 3-point field goal percentage and assists averages, while also grabbing a career-high in rebounds.
She also helped Khadija Brown-Haywood and Brittney Gill earn SBC All-Conference accolades as both players posted career-highs in scoring, field goal percentage and rebounds.
In addition to the success on the court, A-State was strong force in the classroom and won the SBC Team Academic award three times in four season, including most recently in 2015-16 with a team GPA of 3.17. The Red Wolves also placed eight student-athletes on the SBC Commissioner’s List and SBC Academic Honor Rolls.
Rademacher, the 2010 Horizon League Coach of the Year, spent the previous seven seasons as head coach at the University of Detroit Mercy where she compiled 101 victories and helped the Titans reach the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) in 2012 and captured the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) title in 2013.
Rademacher is the school’s all-time leader in victories for a women’s basketball coach and had three 20-plus-win seasons during her tenure at Detroit. She had 17 players earn postseason accolades from the Horizon League, including First-Team All-Conference honorees, a Sixth Player of the Year award and All-Newcomer accolades.
The 2012-13 season proved to be a historic one for the Titans and Rademacher. Coming off a WNIT berth the season before, Detroit compiled a 21-13 record to claim back-to-back winning seasons for the first in over a decade. Not only did the Titans post back-to-back winnings season, but they also won 20 games in back-to-back years since the early 1980s. Detroit set a school record with 16 home victories, the second most in the country.
Radamacher guided the Titans to a 20-14 record in 2011-12 and helped her program reach a postseason (WNIT) for the first time since 1997. Detroit set a school record with 14 league victories and played in the Horizon League Title game for the sixth time in school history. She was named the 2012 CollegeSportsMadness.com Horizon League Coach of the Year and helped end Green Bay’s perfect season a 70-58 victory over the school before the conference tournament.
Offensively, Detroit tallied 70 or more points 13 times, including a season-high 90 in a 30-point victory over IPFW. The Titans also broke a 15-year school record in that contest shooting 65.5% (38-of-58) as a team. Detroit outrebounded its opponent in 23 of its 34 games and owned a +4.9 rebounding margin on the season, second in the Horizon League. The Titan defense held an opponent to under 60 points 14 times on the year and under 50 points on five occasions.
Prior to becoming head coach at her alma mater, she was an assistant at Green Bay for four years, helping the squad to four Horizon League regular-season championships and two postseason titles (2005 and 2007). Before joining the Phoenix, Rademacher spent seven years as an assistant coach at Western Michigan, helping the Broncos advance to postseason play four times, including a berth in the 2003 NCAA Tournament following its MAC Tournament title.
Rademacher played for the Titans from 1993-97. She earned MCC First Team honors in 1996 and again in 1997, and was a Second-Team, as well as an All-Newcomer Team honoree as a freshman in 1994. She is the school’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,686 points and ranks in the top-10 in multiple statistical categories after four seasons as a starter at UDM, including fourth in career assists (439) and second in career 3-point field goals (201). Rademacher helped lead the Titans to a Horizon League post-season championship and a berth in the 1997 NCAA Tournament as a senior season.
A native of Traverse City and a Third Team All-State selection at Traverse City High School, Rademacher graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1997 with a degree in criminal justice.