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South Dakota State University women's basketball coach Aaron Johnston  announced Tuesday the hiring of Megan Lueck as an assistant coach.

"Megan will be an outstanding addition to the Jackrabbit family," Johnston said. "She has strong ties to the Midwest and she has worked with outstanding coaches in our profession. Megan's past experiences will help us build on the tradition of success we have established for our program."

Lueck (pronounced LOO-eck) spent last season at Florida State, serving as the video coordinator for a squad that posted a 26-7 record and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She oversaw all scouting, practice and gameday videos for the Seminoles, while also coaching the practice players, assisting with recruiting efforts and overseeing 15 team managers.

Prior to arriving at Florida State, Lueck spent the 2015-16 season as the women's basketball video coordinator at Vanderbilt University.

A native of Winona, Minnesota, Lueck began her collegiate coaching career by spending a year and a half at Mercer University as a graduate assistant. In addition to managing all film and video operations, she directed basketball camps and helped with the team's marketing and social media efforts.

While at Mercer, Lueck co-founded The Coaching Assist. The connective resource tool bridges a gap between aspiring coaches and current coaches through engaging interviews that offer advice and guidance into pursuing the profession.

A four-year letterwinner at the University of Minnesota-Duluth from 2010-14, Lueck was the Bulldogs' captain in 2013-14 and a three-time NSIC All-Academic Team member. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in secondary education from UMD in 2014 and received her master's degree in educational leadership from Mercer in 2015.

Lueck starred at Winona High School,where she is the program's all-time leading scorer.

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