WBCA names 2024 Thirty Under 30 honorees

ATLANTA (March 28, 2024) — The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the WBCA Thirty Under 30 honorees for the 2023-24 season.

The WBCA Thirty Under 30 program was created to recognize 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches aged 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. A total of 31 coaches received the honor this year due to a tie in the selection process.

“Congratulations to these 31 coaches who have distinguished themselves so early in their careers,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “The WBCA is pleased to recognize this up-and-coming talent in our coaching family. 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.”

Here are the 2024 WBCA Thirty Under 30 honorees:




Jenna Andersen

Assistant Coach

Marietta College

Dyandria Anderson

Assistant Coach

Univ. of N. Carolina-Asheville

Patrick Bain

Assistant Coach

Wright State University

Halie Bergman

Assistant Coach

University of Nevada

Alex Berman

Assistant Coach

Emory University

Haley Blankinship

Assistant Coach

Texas A&M International Univ.

KaeLynn Boyd

Assistant Coach

University of Texas at Arlington

Shelby Boyle

Assistant Coach

Boston College

Erika Brown

Assistant Coach

Fairfield University

Paige Corkins

Assistant Coach

College of the Holy Cross

Symone Denham

Assistant Coach

Bradley University

Sadie Edwards

Assistant Coach

Baylor University

Brian Ehresman

Assistant Coach

Illinois Wesleyan University

Max Ethridge

Assistant Coach

Maryville University - St. Louis

Ashton Feldhaus

Associate Head Coach

Eckerd College

Haley Froelich

Assistant Coach

Clarke University

Erin Hughes

Assistant Coach

Washington & Lee University

Abby Kelly

Assistant Coach

Bowdoin College

Erica McCall

Assistant Coach

Stanford University

Brittney McNamara

Head Coach

Midview High School

Kabrina Merriweather

Assistant Coach

University of Cincinnati

Meredith Mesaris

Head Coach

Vassar College

Ashton Millender

Assistant Coach

DePaul University

Jillian Miller

Assistant Coach

Ave Maria University

John Montello

Assistant Coach

Indiana Purdue U.-Indianapolis

Harry Rafferty

Assistant Coach

University of Michigan

Janelle Silver-Martin

Assistant Coach

Morgan State University

Erin Sinnott

Assistant Coach

University at Buffalo

Sadie Thramer

Assistant Coach

South Dakota State University

Alexis Uffmann

Assistant Coach

Valdosta State University

Shelby Zoeckler

Assistant Coach

Cleveland State University

This is the ninth year of the WBCA Thirty Under 30 program. To see a year-by-year list of past honorees, visit WBCA.org.

About the WBCA

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.

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