ATLANTA, Ga. --- Campbell senior forward Bria Emanuel has been named a participant in the 15th annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want to Be a Coach" program. Each member will participate in the three-day workshop held March 29-31 in conjunction with the WBCA Convention in Dallas.
Applicants were 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. Emanuel was one of 61 participants across NCAA Division I, II and III selected to participate in the the prestigious program.
"It really means a lot to be selected to participate in the event," said Emanuel. "I have been working so hard towards becoming a coach and now I have the opportunity to help live out my dream. The workshops will help prepare me to become a coach and leader for younger players."
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, and 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.
"We continue to invest in young, aspiring coaches through our 'So You Want to Be a Coach' program," said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. "Each year, the WBCA family reinforces our support for this important entry-level program. We have high expectations for these graduating student-athletes and the future contributions they will make to the game of women's basketball."
"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. Each participant is in their final year of NCAA eligibility or graduated within the past year.
"I'm thrilled that Bria has been selected to take part in the WBCA "So You Want to Be a Coach" program," said Campbell head coach Ronny Fisher. "This is a tremendous program dedicated to growing our game and preparing future coaches for success. Bria is a terrific young lady with an outstanding work ethic, and it will be a great experience for her. Bria is blessed to have this opportunity and the WBCA couldn't have chosen a more worthy candidate."