Fala Bullock begins her fourth season as head coach of the Armstrong State University women's basketball program in 2016-17.
Armstrong State compiled a 16-12 overall record in 2015-16, which included an 8-0 start to the season that matched the 1984-85 team for the best start to a season in Pirate women's basketball history.
The Pirates finished the 2014-15 season with a 13-14 overall record and an 11-8 mark in the Peach Belt Conference, good for third place in the PBC East Division. Armstrong State featured a pair of All-PBC honorees in senior Dee Hayward and sophomore Brigitta Barta.
Bullock took the Pirates to new heights in her first season at the helm of Armstrong women's basketball in 2013-14. Armstrong advanced to the NCAA Championships for the third time in program history and reached its first NCAA Southeast Region title game, falling to eventual Elite Eight participant Limestone. The Pirates compiled a 21-8 overall record, 14-5 in the Peach Belt and finished first in the PBC East Division standings.
Bullock joined Armstrong from Central Georgia Technical College in Macon, Ga., where she started the program in 2011 and directed the Cougars to an impressive 25-6 record in just their second season of competition in 2012-13, advancing to the GCAA Championships.
No stranger to the Peach Belt Conference, Bullock was the assistant coach as well as the Senior Woman's Administator (SWA) at Columbus State for two years. The Cougars featured WBCA first-team All-American selection Phoebe Smith and compiled a 32-23 record in her two seasons with the program.
A former two-year standout at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, Bullock earned her bachelor's of science degree in health and human performance from Northeastern State in 2004 as well as her master's of science degree in kinesiology from Northeastern State in 2006.
She served as a graduate assistant for her alma mater from 2004-06, then spent one season as an assistant coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College before moving on to NCAA Division II Midwestern State as an assistant coach from 2007-09.
The Irvine, California, native began her intercollegiate career at Irvine Valley College, transferring to Northeastern State as a junior and leading the RiverHawks to a Lone Star Conference championship and a first NCAA postseason berth as the team's captain in 2003.
Bullock and her husband, Dermayne, were married in June of 2011.