WBCA announces the 2013 ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ class

WBCA announces the 2013 ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ class

Release courtesy of Jack Watford, WBCA Director of Communications

ATLANTA (February 28, 2013) – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is pleased to announce the class for the 11th annual WBCA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program. Each member will participate in the three-day workshop held April 5-7 in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in New Orleans.

The objectives of the “So” program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women’s basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, raise 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 interest in the ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ program has been phenomenal and we are glad to see the benefits it has had on so many females,” said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. “The WBCA continues to improve and develop the program year in and year out and we look forward to seeing these future coaches develop into great leaders for the game of women’s basketball.”

Listed below is the 2013 class for the WBCA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program:


Student Athlete


Student Athlete


Mackenzie Argens


Marissa Kastanek

North Carolina St.

Caitlin Bamberger


Dominique Kelley


Alexa Barbush

Frank. & Marsh.

Gentry Manley

UNC Asheville

Deana Bledsoe


Britni Martin

Sam Houston State

Lakevia Boykin

Wake Forest

Brittany Morris

Seton Hall

Marian Brooks

Norfolk St.

Gabriell Munsch

Cal St. Monterey Bay

Elan Brown


Amreelinne Ortman

West Chester

Kelsey Canavan

Lubbock Christian

Micaila Pickens

Arizona St.

Gabrielle Clark

San Diego State

Kate Popovec


Tiffany Clarke


Ashley Prim

Saint Joseph’s

Elise Clyburn

Saint Leo

Grace Rehnquist


Jordan Coleman


Crystal Riley


Brittany Cox


Jenny Ryan


China Crosby


Rachel Sheffer


Kristina Danella


Amber Smith


Mansa El

South Ala.

Tyria Snow


Clare Fitzpatrick


Lauren Stodola

Grand Valley St.

Jaquaria Forney


Sharena Taylor

Georgia Tech

Jennifer George


Morgan Toles

Florida St.

Emma Golen


Chynna Turner

Wichita St.

Jessica Goswitz


Candice Walker

Loyola Maryland

Olivia Grayson


Kayla Waskow


Danielle Hamilton-Carter

Georgia Tech

Krystal Wells

LIU Brooklyn

Jessica Harris


Asia Williams

Wake Forest

Robyn Hobson


Kristyn Wright

Rochester (NY)


“So” participants will learn about recruiting, the administrative side to coaching, how to get hired, skill development, the importance of knowing the rules and how to balance work and life. College coaches speaking at the event this year include Oklahoma State assistant coach Richard Henderson, Penn State head coach Coquese Washington, Nebraska assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller, University of Alabama-Birmingham head coach Audra Smith and Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie.

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

Sponsors for the “So” program are the WBCA and the NCAA Matching Fund for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Women Coaches and Officials.

About the WBCA

Founded in 1981, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls. For more information on the WBCA, please visit WBCA.org.

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