Bethann Shapiro Ord begins her fourth season as an assistant with the University of Louisville women's basketball program. She comes to Louisville after spending two seasons at the University of Colorado.
In her two seasons at Louisville the Cardinals made their first NCAA Final Four appearance, advancing to the championship game. The Cardinals finished with their highest ranking of No. 2 in 2009. Ord was instrumetal in bringing in back-to-back Top 15 recruiting classes. Ord comes from Colorado where she was instrumental in bringing in the No. 29 recruiting class in the nation in 2006-07.
Ord came to Colorado after a six year stint at Tulsa. At Tulsa she served as the program's recruiting coordinator, while also assisting with opponent scouting and serving as the compliance liaison.
Her recruiting efforts at Tulsa resulted in three top 50 recruiting classes and one in the top 25. Ord helped guide Tulsa to the 2004 and 2005 WNIT, the only two postseason appearances in team history. She also helped the Golden Hurricanes land at least one player on either the All-Western Athletic Conference first or second teams in each of her six seasons.
In 1998-99 prior to joining the staff at Tulsa, Ord was the head women's coach for Western New York in the Empire State Games. She was hired by the Buffalo Sabres as a consultant and was in charge of public and community relations for the Buffalo Bandits professional lacrosse team. She was also the coordinator of arena athletics for the Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.
Ord also served a one year stint as an assistant at the University of Dayton (1997-98), serving as the recruiting coordinator, where she landed the highest ranked recruiting class in school history.
She also spent one season at Auburn University (1996-97) where she was an assistant. While at Auburn, the Tigers won the 1997 Southeastern Conference Tournament championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Ord spent four seasons at the University of Pittsburgh (1992-96), helping the Panthers to a WNIT appearance in 1995. After her first season at Pittsburgh, she was an assistant coach with the BIG EAST Conference All-Star Tour in Soa Paulo, Brazil in 1993. She was responsible for coaching the guards and coordinating recruiting.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Ord earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Maryland-Baltimore County in 1989.
She was a three-year letterwinner and starter at point guard for the Retrievers. After graduation, she worked as an assistant coach at Nazareth College. She earned her master's degree in elementary education in 1992 from Wagner College, where she spent two years as an assistant.
Ord comes from an athletic family. Her father Murph is the Athletic Director at Monroe Community College and is a former men's basketball official at the collegiate level. Her mother Annette was a former men's and women's head tennis coach at Nazareth College for 20 years. Her younger sister Corey Shapiro Aronstam is an Associate Athletic Director at St. John's University. Her brother Casey Shapiro is a high school coach at Brighton and her brother Kelly coaches at Suwanee Academy. She was married to Jim Ord on Aug. 9, 2003.