Minnesota Duluth announced Thursday it has promoted graduate assistant coach Jessie Mathews to assistant coach.

Mathews has served as a graduate assistant each of the previous two seasons, working with the Bulldogs' guards while also assisting in recruiting and scouting. She replaces former assistant Becca Neuger, who left to take an assistant job at Carleton College.

Mathews, a native of Faribault, Minn., played under Bulldogs head coach Mandy Pearson both at Saint Mary's in Winona in 2013-14 and again in 2016-17 after transferring to UMD.