MARQUETTE - Mariah Dunham is returning to her adopted home.
The former Northern Michigan University player has been hired as an assistant coach for the women's basketball team.
Head coach Troy Mattson made the announcement Tuesday.
Dunham, a native of Watertown, Wisconsin, spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at Lake Superior State.
"She has playing and coaching experience in the GLIAC and more importantly, knows how we do things here at NMU," Mattson said in a press release.
In her one season as a student-athlete at NMU in 2009-10, Dunham led the Wildcats with a 14.1 scoring average. She was second on the team in rebounds with 5.2 per game en route to earning Second Team All-GLIAC honors.
During that season, the Wildcats went 22-10 overall with a 16-6 GLIAC record, advancing to the championship game of the GLIAC Tournament and second round of the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship.
Dunham transferred to NMU from Wisconsin for her senior season.
During 2 1/2 seasons with the Badgers, Dunham racked up 600 points and 349 rebounds. Dunham graduated from NMU in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in communications studies.
Before joining LSSU, Dunham led Baraga's junior high boys to a league championship in 2010, then became one of the few female head coaches of a boys varsity team in the Upper Peninsula at Baraga in 2011. That season she also volunteered as an assistant at Finlandia University before coaching Baraga's girls in 2012.
Information compiled by Senior Sports Writer Craig Remsburg. He can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 251, or via email at email@example.com.