ATLANTA (March 9, 2020) — Terri Bamford, head coach at La Jolla Country Day School in California, has been named the 2020 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Bamford 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 2020 WBCA Convention, which will be held in conjunction with the NCAA Women’s Final Four in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“The WBCA is proud to announce Terri Bamford as the 2020 recipient of the Pat Summitt Trophy presented to the WBCA High School National Coach of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle M. Donehew. “We also congratulate the other coaches who were selected by their peers as finalists for this prestigious award.  Terri has sustained success for many years.  She was selected as the winner by her peers after leading her team to this year’s exceptional season. The WBCA recognizes and applauds her leadership example as she serves her student-athletes, school and community.”

Bamford is in her 23rd season as head coach at La Jolla. The Torreys are the No. 1 team in the country according to MaxPreps and have a 30-1 overall record. The team won the 2020 California Interscholastic Federation San Diego Open Division Championship. Since taking over the program in 1997, Bamford has guided the Torreys to 14 league, 13 section, eight region and four state championships.

“We are proud to recognize Terri Bamford as the 2020 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 Wilson Sporting Goods/WBCA High School National Coach of the Year is selected by a committee of WBCA member high school coaches. This year’s finalists for the award were:



Ronald Metz

Century H.S. (Bismarck, North Dakota)

Frank Oliver Jr.

Bishop McNamara H.S. (Forestville, Maryland)

Terri Bamford

La Jolla Country Day School (La Jolla, California)

Visit to see a list of past recipients.

About Wilson Sporting Goods
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports equipment, apparel, bags, and accessories. The Company invents, designs and partners to create consumer-driven, best-in-class products that push sports equipment into new territories. In Basketball, the Company is the official supplier of game basketballs for the National Collegiate Athletic Association® (NCAA), FIBA 3x3 globally, Basketball Champions League (BCL) and more than 34 High School State Associations around the United States.

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.