A pair of Summit League student-athletes were named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want To Be A Coach" class of 2014.
Denver's Maiya Michel and Fort Wayne's Amanda Hyde were announced as two out of 50 members of the program, representing The Summit League.
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
“So” participants will learn about recruiting, the administrative side of
coaching, 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.
In addition, the candidate’s head coach must be an active WBCA member and
nominate them. 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 her 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.