Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, a recent graduate and Purdue's career leader in rebounds and blocks, is coming back to the women's basketball team.
At least temporarily.
Wisdom-Hylton will fill in indefinitely for assistant coach Martin Clapp, who is taking a leave of absence while addressing a non-disclosed health issue.
Wisdom-Hylton graduated last May after helping lead the Boilermakers to the Elite 8. She's popped up on campus at points this season, including watching Purdue beat Indiana on New Year's Eve.
Coach Sharon Versyp said in a statement that Wisdom-Hylton's role will be to work with the post players. Wisdom-Hylton will start working with the team Friday, a press release said. The Boilermakers play at Wisconsin tonight.
Wisdom-Hylton will work with the team until Clapp returns or until she has to report to camp for the WNBA's L.A. Sparks, women's basketball sports information director Sara White said. Wisdom-Hylton was a first-round draft pick for the Sparks last season. She played professionally in Greece after the WNBA season concluded.
Voluntary coaches aren't allowed by the NCAA in women's basketball, so Wisdom-Hylton is essentially being paid and treated as a "consultant," White said. Purdue worked with the compliance office and the president's office during the process, White said.