ATLANTA (February 14, 2018) — Doug Feinberg, the national women’s basketball writer for The Associated Press, is the recipient of the 2018 WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.
“Doug Feinberg is an outstanding choice from what was a group of standout candidates,” said Mel Greenberg. “By now, most women’s hoops fans and beyond across the country know his work giving great coverage to worthy games, no matter what conference or division they exist, and compelling stories of players, coaches and more. In our world he is truly an impact star.”
Feinberg has dedicated the past 23 years to covering sports at The Associated Press. He was named the National Women’s Basketball writer in 2007, which was when he also took charge of the NCAA Division I AP Poll started by Mel Greenberg. The Columbia grad has also covered women’s basketball at the last three Summer Olympics and the WNBA since becoming the National Women’s Basketball at the AP. The native New Yorker has also been coaching girls high school basketball in New York City for most of the past 25 years.
Named after Mel Greenberg, the Philadelphia Inquirer sportswriter who founded the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll, the award is presented annually to a member of the media or sports communications professional who has best displayed a commitment to women’s basketball and to advancing the role of the media in the women’s game. Selected by past recipients of the award, the candidate must have made a positive impact on the growth and public exposure — regional or national — of the sport, been involved in the media exposure of women’s basketball for a minimum of five years, and should be a media ambassador for the women’s game. Greenberg, the preeminent name in women’s basketball coverage, received the inaugural award in 1991.
"I am pleased to announce Doug Feinberg as this year's recipient of the WBCA Mel Greenberg Media Award," said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. "Doug has been an extraordinary advocate for women’s basketball and has worked diligently to preserve, promote and protect the priceless stories that make up our game’s historical record. The WBCA salutes Doug for his contribution of time and talent to advance women’s basketball."
Visit www.wbca.org/recognize/ to see a list of past recipients.
About the WBCA
Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit www.WBCA.org for more details about the Association.