Toledo’s Cullop appointed WBCA interim vice president

ATLANTA (November 27, 2017) — The WBCA Board of Directors has appointed University of Toledo head coach Tricia Cullop as interim vice president of the organization for the 2017-18 membership year, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association office announced today. Cullop replaces former Emory University head coach Christy Thomaskutty, who resigned from Emory for personal reasons.

The WBCA office also announced that Teresa Waters, head coach at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Maryland, has been appointed to fill the remaining year of Mary Klinger’s term as high school director on the association’s board. Klinger, head coach at Rutgers Preparatory School in Franklin Township, New Jersey, resigned from the board also for personal reasons.

The appointments of Cullop and Waters are effective immediately.

“While we are saddened to lose Christy and Mary as WBCA board members, we support their reasons for stepping away and wish them our best,” said WBCA President Jennifer Rizzotti, head coach at George Washington University. “Their insight and wisdom will be missed.

“Going forward, I am very excited to have Tricia at my side as interim vice president for the remainder of this membership year,” said Rizzotti. “Tricia has served on the WBCA board for the past five years and has worked tirelessly to advance WBCA initiatives as both the NCAA Division I At-Large Director and most recently the NCAA Division I Mideast Region Director. Tricia also co-chairs the board’s youth basketball working group. No person is more deserving of this opportunity.

“I also welcome Teresa to the board and look forward to working with her as we explore new ways of serving our high school members and increasing their numbers.”

Both the vice president and high school director positions will be permanently filled through the WBCA’s annual elections in the spring.

About the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

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 those 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.

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