Coaching Staff

Elsebeth Birman | Assistant Coach

Former DII standout Elsebeth Birman rounds out the women's basketball staff.

Birman, who played for two years each at the University of the Sciences (Pa.) and the University of Bridgeport (Conn.), came to Shenandoah in the fall of 2016 after serving as an assistant coach for the Montgomery County (Md.) girl's basketball team.

Birman, who earned All-Academic team honors in all four years of college and graduated Magna Cum Laude, got her coaching start with the Germantown (Pa.) Lady Panthers in 2009.

She has worked with that organization since 2009, eventually serving as the commissioner of the grass roots program (fourth through eighth grades) in 2015-16. During this time, she also was a graduate assistant at the University of the Sciences for two years after completing her undergraduate studies in 2013.

In her senior year, Birman started all 27 games for the Devils and was second in minutes per game at 32.7 while averaging 10.7 points and 3.7 assists per contest.

Birman has also been involved in the Chinese Youth Club (CYC) non-profit organization since 2001. With the CYC, she participated in volleyball and basketball as well as traditional Chinese lion dance. Currently, she is a member of the CYC Board of Directors and serves as the director of community engagement.

Birman is involved in all aspects of the SU program.