Terry coached in the '07-08 season at the University of Southern Mississippi, which posted a 21-14 record and advanced to post-season play in the WNIT. At Southern Miss, Terry spearheaded the development and coordination of the Lady Eagle recruiting campaign. Her responsibilities also included working with the perimeter players, scouting opponents and film breakdown, as well as coordinating all of the team's community service events.
Terry spent the '04-07 seasons as an assistant at the University of Illinois. Her Illini recruiting classes ranked among the Top 20 in the nation. Her primary duties included defensive instruction and working with the perimeter players. She also coached at the University of Dayton in '03-04 and was an assistant at the University of Louisville in the 2001-2003 seasons. At Louisville, her role included recruiting, scouting, player development, summer camps and serving as a liaison for the program's community service outreach. The Cardinals advanced to the NCAA Tournament in '01 and to the WNIT in '02. She assisted in bringing in the nation's 21st-ranked recruiting class in 2002-03 according to All-Star Girls Report.
Terry earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism in '98 from the University of Texas-Arlington. She enjoyed an outstanding playing career (1994-98) at UTA, which culminated in a senior season in which she led the Southland Conference in three-point shooting percentage (.384), was a first-team all-conference selection and averaged a team-best 17.4 points per game. She ranks No. 8 all-time in scoring at the school with 1,169 career points and is second in career three-point field goals made (158).
After her collegiate career, Terry went on to play one season of professional basketball in Warsaw, Poland, averaging 12 points and six assists for the Polonia Phoenix, before returning home to begin her coaching career as a graduate assistant at her alma mater in 1999.
Terry grew up in San Diego, CA and attended El Capitan HS. She remains at the top of the all-time school scoring list and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in October of 2008.