Posted by Mark Jessen
A former standout player and assistant coach at Minnesota, Kelly Roysland enters her second season on staff after being named assistant coach for the Golden Gophers on April 23, 2018.

Among her duties at Minnesota, Roysland works with the team's forwards, helps prepare scouting reports and game strategies, and serves as the liaison with the academic offices.
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She returned to the Golden Gophers after spending the past four seasons as the Macalester (St. Paul) head women's basketball coach. In 2016-17, the Scots went 11-14, the program's highest win total in five years. Roysland came to Macalester prior to the 2014-15 campaign after serving as the interim head coach (2014) and an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota for four seasons (2010-14).

While at Minnesota, Roysland worked with the Gophers' guards, as well as having responsibilities with scouting and recruiting. She aided Minnesota in securing the 17th-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 2011 and the 34th-ranked recruiting class nationally in 2010. She also helped guide the team's guards to numerous accolades, including All-Big Ten honors six times, as well as earning WBCA All-Region and WBCA Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Prior to returning to Minnesota, Roysland was an assistant coach at North Dakota State University. She was hired at NDSU in June of 2008 and helped the Bison post back-to-back 16-13 records, including a combined mark of 23-13 in the Summit League.

A native of Fosston, Minn., Roysland was a four-year letter winner in basketball for the Gophers from 2004-07, joining Whalen on the team's run to the 2004 Final Four and serving as a team captain as a senior. Roysland also played one year of volleyball as a fifth-year senior in 2007.

Roysland finished her basketball career at Minnesota ranked 12th on Minnesota's all-time scoring list with 1,074 career points. She averaged 8.5 points per game over 126 contests for the Gophers, including a team-high 13.2 points per game during her senior season in 2006-07.

Roysland, whose father is the head women's basketball coach at Division II Minnesota-Crookston, earned her bachelor's degree in sport management from Minnesota in 2007. She went on to receive a master's degree in exercise science from Minnesota in 2009. She married Eric Curry in August of 2014, and the couple has one son, Brekken.