Jurica Hargraves joined the Mount Olive College women's basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach in August 2013.
Hargraves earned her undergraduate degree in sports management (with minors in psychology and business management) from High Point University, where she was a standout basketball student-athlete. She earned All-Big South Conference first team, Big South All-Tournament and Big South Freshman of the Year honors during her collegiate career. She was also Big South Preseason Player of the Year prior to her junior year, as voted on by a panel of coaches and media members.
For her career, Hargraves averaged 15.0 points and 4.5 assists per game, and had a career three-point shooting percentage of 40 percent. Since High Point reclassified to Division I in the late 1990's, Hargraves finished with the second highest career scoring total in school women's basketball history.
Coaching experience includes two years as an assistant girls' basketball coach at Chapel Hill High School. Chapel Hill won regular season and conference titles both years and won the Eastern Regional title in 2013, advancing to the state championship game and finishing the season as the North Carolina 3A runner-up.
Outside of playing and coaching basketball, Hargraves has served as volunteer mentor for Central Piedmont Big Brothers/Big Sisters.