Bethany Creed begins her second season as an assistant coach and fifth season in the Lady Bear program in 2012-13. Creed spent three seasons as director of basketball operations before being promoted in June 2011.
Creed became the third member of Milleson's staff with ties to DU, joining associate head coach Trish Marsh and former assistant coach Carly Stubblefield, who both served on the Lady Panthers' staff during Creed's playing days at the Springfield school.
In her role as assistant, Creed plays a key part in MSU's recruiting efforts while also assisting with practice and game preparations.
As director of operations, Creed oversaw Missouri State's film exchange, academic monitoring and equipment operations, while coordinating team travel arrangements and overseeing Lady Bear Basketball Camp operations.
Creed originally joined the Lady Bear staff in July 2008, after teaching physical education and coaching volleyball, track and girls basketball for her alma mater, the Ash Grove (Mo.) R-IV School District.
Creed, who played for Milleson at Drury University from 2002-06, was a key figure in the DU's rise to national prominence, helping the Lady Panthers amass 122 victories against just 12 defeats during her collegiate career. DU captured conference titles and appeared in postseason play in each of her four years, advancing all the way to the Division II national title game in 2004. DU also made Sweet 16 appearances in 2003 and 2006. Creed concluded her career among Drury's all-time leaders in free throw percentage, rebounding, assists and steals.
Creed's record-breaking college career came on the heels of one of the most prolific prep careers in the history of Missouri high school girls basketball. She scored 2,760 points - the 11th highest total in Missouri history - at Ash Grove High, joining current Lady Bears Hannah Wilkerson (first) and Whitney Edie (10th) among the state's all-time top scorers.