Stephanie (Rich) Dacey is in her fourth season as an assistant coach at Saint Louis University after spending two years as an assistant at Furman University. Her primary on-court responsibility is guard development. She also assists with the Billikens' recruiting efforts and coordinates equipment ordering and issuance.
Rich was a two-time team Most Valuable Player at the University of Wisconsin, where she earned honorable mention All-Big Ten accolades and served as team captain her senior year. She averaged 10.1 points that season, led the Big Ten with 5.81 assists per game in her junior year and posted a team-best 11.6 scoring average in her sophomore campaign. Rich played in all 31 Wisconsin games as a freshman and helped the Badgers reach the NCAA Tournament.
Rich finished her career ranked 19th in points (978), fourth in assists (383), eighth in steals (209), third in 3-pointers (182), ninth in free-throw percentage (.750) and 10th in 3-point accuracy (.342).
In 2007, Rich was inducted into the Iowa Girls High School Athletics Union Basketball Hall of Fame. A native of Crawfordsville, Iowa, she helped lead Washington High School to the Class 3A state championship her final three seasons following a runner-up finish her freshman year. Rich was named state tournament MVP an unprecedented four times and is that event's all-time leader in points, rebounds and steals. The 2001 Miss Iowa Basketball and Gatorade State Player of the Year concluded her prep career with top-20 Iowa rankings in career points, rebounds, steals and assists.
Rich graduated from Wisconsin in 2005 with a degree in life sciences communication.