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IMG Academy continues to use the utmost of caution when it comes to the health and safety of everyone on campus. We have been following guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital as well as the Florida Department of Health.

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Shell Dailey

Director of Girls Basketball/Head Coach

Shell Dailey, Head Coach and Director of the Girls Basketball Program, is a former WNBA (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Division 1 (Florida, Texas A&M, South Carolina and Texas Christian) coach. Dailey has coached and developed more than 50 WNBA players, in addition to 20+ USA Basketball and Olympic players.

Prior to her coaching career, Dailey played at the University of Texas under Hall of Fame coach Jody Conradt. Dailey won four Southwest Conference titles, reached the NCAA Tournament every year, and played in the national championship game as a freshman.


  • B.S. in Advertising/Marketing, University of Texas Class of 1986


  • University of Florida, Assistant Coach
  • WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars Assistant/ Interim Head Coach
  • University of South Carolina, Assistant Coach / Recruiting Coordinator
  • ABL Nashville Noise/ Assistant Coach
  • Texas A&M University Assistant Coach/ Recruiting Coordinator
  • Texas Christian University Head Coach- First African-American Coach in the History of School
  • 8 NCAA Appearances
  • 3 NCAA Sweet- 16 Appearances
  • 2  NCAA Elite- 8 Appearances
  • Coached and Developed 12 WNBA draft picks
  • Coached and Developed over 50 WNBA players
  • Coached and  Developed over 20 USA Basketball and Olympic Players
  • Coached and Developed over 30 International and Euro-League Players

Playing Experience:

  • Captain of Women’s Basketball Team (Univ. of Texas)
  • 4 year Letter winner
  • Her Recruiting Class Ranked the Best in the State and Nation
  • Played for Hall of Fame Coach Jody Conradt
  • Conference Champions 4 years in a row (Undefeated)
  • Team Conference Tournament Champions 4 years
  • Ranked #1 in Country 3 out of 4 years; 2nd one season
  • NCAA Tournament 4 years; Sweet 16 and Elite 8
  • Played in Final Four
  • Recipient of Earl Campbell  Academic Achievement Award

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