NCAA’s Dickman honored as 2019 WBCA Administrator of the Year

ATLANTA (Feb. 13, 2019) — Diane Dickman is the 2019 WBCA Administrator of the Year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

The WBCA Administrator of the Year award is presented annually to a national- or conference-level administrator, athletic director, associate or assistant athletic director, or senior woman administrator who has excelled at encouraging the growth and quality of women’s basketball programs and women’s athletic programs overall. The candidate also must have served as a professional role model for student-athletes.

"It is my pleasure to announce Diane Dickman as this year’s WBCA Administrator of the Year," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "Diane is a steadfast ally to the WBCA and the sport of women's basketball.  Her service as a member of our board of directors and governance working group, as well as her recent leadership on our new code of ethics project, ensures a promising future for the association. 

“Diane’s service at the highest levels of the NCAA is unequaled.  She is a wise and trusted teammate to our coaches and staff.  We are incredibly thankful for Diane’s time and efforts to strengthen the WBCA and our sport."

Dickman began work at the NCAA national office in 1996. Her focus during her tenure has been on the academic success of student-athletes and she has been a leader in Division I academic reform. In 2015, Dickman became Managing Director of Division I Governance. Before joining the NCAA, she served six years in athletics administration at the University of Tulsa. She was also an All-American golfer at Tulsa and played on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour before moving into college athletics.

The WBCA Administrator of the Year award was first presented in 1985. 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.