WBCA names 2021 Thirty Under 30 honorees

ATLANTA (March 17, 2021) — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the WBCA Thirty Under 30 presented by Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment honorees for the 2020-21 season.

The WBCA Thirty Under 30 program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game. Each honoree has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner, and attitude and professional association involvement.

“The WBCA is pleased to recognize up-and-coming talent in our coaching family. The 30 coaches who have been named to receive the Thirty Under 30 Award are deserving of this recognition. The WBCA congratulates them for distinguishing themselves early in their careers,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “These coaches have demonstrated eagerness, effectiveness, loyalty, love of the game, and a commitment to the student-athlete. We celebrate their effort on the basketball court as teachers and equally applaud the extensive role they play in impacting the lives of their student-athletes.”

“Morgan Stanley is proud to support the WBCA Thirty Under 30 program for the second year in a row,” said Kathleen Kunkler, senior vice president, Global Sports & Entertainment director, and financial advisor. “We congratulate the coaches for their leadership on and off the court and their demonstrated commitment to student-athletes.”

Here are the 2021 WBCA Thirty Under 30 honorees:




Jaymee Acton

Assistant Coach

North Georgia

Jackie Alexander

Assistant Coach

Eastern Kentucky

Blanche Alverson

Assistant Coach

Georgia Tech

Nicole Ambrose

Assistant Coach

USC Upstate

Alexandra Bassetti

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Manhattan College

Camden Boehner

Assistant Coach


Kelly Bruce

Assistant Coach

Penn State Behrend

Kenia Cole

Assistant Coach


Kaitlyn Cresencia

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


Cheyenne Curley

Assistant Coach


Theo Dean

Head Coach

Truman State

Kayla DeCriscio

Assistant Coach


Symone Denham

Assistant Coach

New Mexico

Evan Dodd

Assistant Coach


Sean Ehlbeck

Assistant Coach

UT Arlington

Maggie Gallagher

Assistant Coach


Imani Gordon

Assistant Coach

Notre Dame (Ohio)

Hana Haden

Head Coach

Moberly Area CC

Victoria Jankoska

Assistant Coach

Missouri State

Dytanya Johnson

Assistant Coach


Abby Jump

Assistant Coach

Wright State

Jenna Kotas

Assistant Coach


John Leonzo

Assistant Coach


Paige Love

Assistant Coach

UNC Asheville

Nikki Newman

Assistant Coach


Jazmin Pitts

Assistant Coach


Addy Roller

Assistant Coach


Lindsey Spann

Interim Assistant Coach


Brittany White

Assistant Coach


Ashley Williams

Assistant Coach


This is the sixth year of the WBCA Thirty Under 30 program. To see a year-by-year list of past honorees, visit www.wbca.org/recognize/.

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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 WBCA.org for more details about the association.

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