Ebony Haliburton, a standout member on the 2003-04 Cowley College women’s basketball team, was recently promoted to an assistant coaching position on the Kansas State University women’s basketball coaching staff.
Haliburton spent the previous two seasons on the K-State staff as the director of student-athlete development.
In the 2016-17 season, Haliburton was a member of the University of California Irvine coaching staff as an assistant. Prior to that, she was director of basketball operations at Utah State for three seasons.
Haliburton was a 2008 graduate of Oral Roberts, where she played basketball for current Utah State head coach Jerry Finkbeiner. She graduated from Oral Roberts with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and advertising.
From 2008 to 2011, Haliburton was the director of women’s basketball operations and sports account manager for College Coaches Network. In her role, she was responsible for showcasing athletes, assisting college coaches with their search for talented players and creating lasting relationships with players and college coaches.
As a high school basketball player, she received several prestigious honors and was featured in the documentary film CityBall. She continued her academic and athletic career at the University of Kansas before transferring to spend her sophomore year at Cowley.
Haliburton averaged 10.4 points and 10.2 rebounds in her lone season at Cowley and helped the Lady Tigers to a 23-9 record. She was also involved in Campus Christian Fellowship and was the president of the Cowley Gospel Choir. She was crowned Cowley’s Homecoming Queen in 2004.
In addition to her coaching duties at K-State, Haliburton will also be responsible for recruiting evaluation, game plan preparation and player development.