STEPHENVILLE - TexAnn Basketball head coach Misty Wilson has announced changes to her coaching staff for the upcoming season.

Former four-year letterwinner Karli Moore and two-year graduate assistant Jake Stevens have been named to Wilson's full-time staff for the upcoming season while former TexAnn point guard Kathy Thomas has moved into the graduate assistant coach role.

"I am really excited about my staff for this year," said Wilson. "I can't say enough about what these three people have meant to our program. Karli and Kathy were the only seniors during my first season as head coach and Jake has been a part of my staff since my first season. We've been together a couple of years now and the chemistry, understanding, and loyalty that we have is encouraging. I'm looking forward to seeing this program continue to move in the right direction with them here."

Moore played in 100 games for Tarleton from 2011-15, scoring 492 points on a .458 field goal percentage. She grabbed 283 career rebounds and dished out 91 assists. She made an immediate impact as a freshman out of Justin Northwest High School when she helped Tarleton secure its first Lone Star Conference championship in school history. She was a three-time Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll selection before moving into a graduate assistant coaching role last year.

Stevens, a 2011 graduate of Tarleton State University, returned to Stephenville after two years in the high school ranks at Cherokee and Westwood High School. During his time at the high school level, Stevens was a certified teach of mathematics and coached multiple sports including football, baseball, and basketball. Since arriving at Tarleton to pursue a master's degree in 2014, Stevens has been a part of 34 Tarleton victories.

Thomas steps into the graduate assistant role after spending last year as a student assistant. The native of Flint, Michigan spent two seasons in the Purple and White earning all-conference accolades in both seasons. She was also named the LSC Newcomer of the Year award in 2014. Thomas scored 678 for the TexAnns in her two seasons and led Tarleton to an NCAA regional tournament appearance in 2014.

Tarleton will open the 2016-17 season with a home exhibition against Texas Wesleyan on Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. before heading the Austin for an exhibition with University of Texas Longhorns onSunday, November 6 at 2 p.m.