Erica Lawrence begins her first season as an assistant women's basketball coach at Stony Brook University in 2005-06. Lawrence arrives at Stony Brook after serving as an assistant coach at Rider University for the past year.
A graduate of Nyack (N.Y.) High School, Lawrence spent one season at Rider where she was responsible for film exchange, summer camp and working with post players and guards defensively while assisting with recruiting and individual workouts.
A four-year standout player at The George Washington University, Lawrence tallied over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career while helping to lead her team to the NCAA Tournament in three of her four seasons. The Atlantic-10 Newcomer of the Year as a freshman, Lawrence went on to earn second team All-Atlantic-10 honors in her sophomore campaign. A two-time team captain, Lawrence earned a bachelor of science in exercise science in 2003.