WBCA announces 2022 ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ class

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ATLANTA (Jan. 20, 2022) — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, in partnership with WeCOACH, is pleased to announce the class for the 19th “So You Want To Be A Coach” program. Each student-athlete will participate in the two-day workshop on March 31 and April 1 during the WBCA Convention in Minneapolis.

The “So” program increases the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women’s basketball, increases the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduces female basketball players to coaches and administrators, and raises awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women’s basketball.

“The WBCA community of coaches each year invests in young, aspiring coaches through the ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ program,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “We thank WeCOACH for its partnership, which helps us make this highly successful program even better. We have high expectations for these graduating student-athletes and the future contributions they will make to the game of women's basketball."

“The WBCA has continued to make this program an elite experience for women basketball student-athletes aspiring to be coaches,” said Jan Whitbeck, senior director of events & branding for WeCOACH. “Our partnership with the 'So' program is critical in helping these young women have an entry point into the coaching profession. We congratulate the 2022 attendees and look forward to welcoming, developing and inspiring these future women coaches.”

Here are the members of the 2022 “So You Want To Be A Coach” program class:



Abby Anderson

University of Scranton

Kaila Anderson

Tulane University

Jacquelynne Baker

Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Kaylee Bambule

Ohio University

Endia Banks

Mercer University

Grace Berger

Indiana University

Aja Boyd

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Alix Carter

Siena Heights University

Andrea Cecil

Florida Gulf Coast University

Natalie Chou

University of California, Los Angeles

Cierra Cole

Albion College

Gina Conti

University of California, Los Angeles

Kenysha Coulson

University of North Alabama

Jordyn Dawson

University of Akron

Katie Ferrell

University of Texas at Arlington

Hanna Geistfeld

Bethany Lutheran College

Jenna Giacone

University of Dayton

I'Liyah Green

Eastern Kentucky University

Keyen Green

University of Tennessee

Emma Guy

Boston College

Kayla Jackson

Canisius College

Kylie Jimenez

University of Nevada

Aaliyah Johnson

Stephen F. Austin State University

Tameria Johnson

University of Delaware

Livija Kaktaite

George Mason University

Cecile Kieger

St. Cloud State University

Sarah Konstans

Davidson College

Alana Kornaker

Middlebury College

Chloe Lamb

University of South Dakota

Courtnie Lewis

Eastern Michigan University

Camrynne Mack

Denison University

Paris McBride

University of Delaware

Paige McCormick

Merrimack College

Samantha Michel

Anderson University

Dene' Mimms

Tulane University

Diandra Mundle

Shenandoah University

Katie Nelson

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Anna Newman

University of Evansville

Devyne Newman

Loyola University

Gabby Nikitinaite

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Elizabeth Oleary

University of Delaware

Ali Patberg

Indiana University

Matelyn Peplinski

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

McKenah Peters

Nova Southeastern University

Maddie Petersen

Drake University

Diamond Pikulyk

Edgewood College

Erin Poindexter McHan

Tufts University

Marissa Prall

Regis College

Caitlin Reed

Salisbury University

Milicia Reid

University of Mississippi

Megan Scheibelhut

Baldwin Wallace University

Sydney Shelton

Lipscomb University

Madison Stanley

Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan

Emma Sterkel

Briar Cliff University

Braxtyn Stewart

Tabor College

Abby Streeter

University of Hartford

Brooke Timinski

Drew University

Autumn Truesdale

Merrimack College

Jordan Walker

University of Tennessee

Keyanna Warthen

Southern Methodist University

Karlee Ziliak

Southern New Hampshire University

“So” participants will learn about the administrative side of coaching, recruiting, how to get hired, skill development, the importance of knowing the rules, and how to balance work and life.

Qualified candidates must have exhausted their final year of basketball eligibility at a four-year institution or have graduated within the past year and must be nominated by their WBCA-member head coach. Each participant is selected based on her academics, contributions to women’s basketball on and off the court, professional resume´ and a written recommendation from their head coach.

Visit www.WBCA.org for more information on the “So” program.

About the WBCA
For 40 years the Women's Basketball Coaches Association is the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. Founded in 1981, 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 WBCA.org for more details about the association.

Founded in 2011, WeCOACH has become the premier membership organization committed to recruiting, advancing, and retaining women coaches across all sports and levels. Previously known as the Alliance of Women Coaches, the organization reinvigorated its brand in August 2018. By providing a supportive and unified network, educational programs and resources, and access to in-person and digital resources, WeCOACH is changing the landscape for women coaches. Learn more at www.wecoachsports.org.

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