WBCA announces 2022 Assistant Coaches of the Year

ATLANTA (March 15, 2022) — The Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today the 2022 Assistant Coaches of the Year.

The WBCA Assistant Coach of the Year award is presented to one associate head coach or assistant coach in each membership division who demonstrates commitment to their program, their student-athletes and their head coach; their impact coaching on court; their mentorship and impact on other coaches; and their professional manner and attitude.

The 2022 WBCA Assistant Coaches of the Year are:




NCAA Division I

Kate Paye

Stanford University

NCAA Division II

Jordan Mellott

Drury University

NCAA Division III

Alex Tomlinson

Christopher Newport University


Miranda Denney

Campbellsville University

Two-Year College

Angelica De Paulo

Eastern Arizona College

“The WBCA is proud to honor these individuals as our assistant coaches of the year in their respective divisions of membership," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “Each coach was selected by vote of their peers, and the WBCA celebrates and applauds their lasting commitment to use our game as a platform to positively impact their student-athletes, institutions and communities.”

The Assistant Coach of the Year award originated in 2016 and is presented annually.

Visit www.wbca.org/recognize/ to see a list of past recipients of the award.

About the WBCA
For 40 years, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association has been 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.

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