ATLANTA (March 11, 2019) — Kit Kyle Martin, of Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas, has been named the 2019 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Martin will be presented with the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary University of Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the WBCA National Coach of the Year in each of the WBCA’s six membership divisions, during the 2019 WBCA Convention, which will be held in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Tampa Bay, Florida.

"The WBCA is proud to name Kit Kyle Martin as the 2019 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year," said Danielle Donehew, executive director of the WBCA. "Kit was selected as the winner by her peers after leading her team to an exceptional season. The WBCA recognizes and applauds her leadership example that can be seen in her student-athletes, school and community.”

This season, Martin has guided the Lady Wolves to a 38-2 overall record while going 14-0 in their division. She also earned her 600th career victory earlier in the season. She became the head coach at Timberview in 2012. Under her lead, the team has improved by finishing as regional quarterfinalists in 2015, regional finalists in 2016 and state finalists in 2017 and 2018.

“We are proud to recognize Kit Kyle Martin as the 2019 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year,” said Amanda Lamb, global marketing director of Wilson Sporting Goods. “Congratulations on a well-deserved honor and thank you for dedicating your life to the lives of student-athletes on and off of the court.”

The high school national coach of the year is selected by a committee of coaches. This year’s finalists for the award were:



Ashley Bush

Frederick High School (Frederick, Maryland)

Steve Frank

Strafford High School (Strafford, Missouri)

Alicia Komaki

Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth, California)

Frank Oliver Jr.

Bishop McNamara High School (Forestville, Maryland)

Delaney Rudd

West Ridge Academy (Kernersville, North Carolina)

Andy Zihlman

Bishop Lynch High School (Dallas, Texas)

Visit 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 for more details about the Association.