March 1, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - With their college careers winding down, Tulane University women's basketball standouts Olivia Grayson and Tyria Snow will have an opportunity to get a glimpse into a potential future career as the Green Wave due were named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's 11th Annual "So You Want To Be A Coach" class.
The Tulane tandem are two of 50 graduating seniors from around the nation selected to the program, and the participants will participate in a three-day workshop in New Orleans from April 5-7 in conjunction with the NCAA Women's Final Four and the WBCA National Convention.
The objectives of the "So You Want To Be A Coach" 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, as well as raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female student-athletes who have a passion and interest in coaching the sport.
"So" participants will learn about recruiting, the administrative side of coaching, how to get hired, skill development, rule regulation and how to balance life both on and off the court. College coaches speaking at the event include head coaches Coquese Washington of Penn State, Audra Smith of UAB and Joanne McCallie of Duke, as well as assistant coaches Richard Henderson of Oklahoma State and Shimmy Gray-Miller of Nebraska.
The 50-member "class" consists of student-athletes who have exhausted their basketball eligibility at four-year institutions or have graduated within the past year. The participants 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.
The Green Wave return to action on Sunday, March 3, when they close out the home portion of the 2012-13 regular season against Southern Miss at 11 a.m. in Devlin Fieldhouse. The game against the Golden Eagles will be televised live nationally on the CBS Sports Network, and the senior class of Grayson, Snow, Janique Kautsky and Brittany McDonald will be honored with a special ceremony.
For tickets to that game, contact the Tulane Athletics Ticket Office. The Ticket Office is located on the first floor of the Wilson Center on Ben Weiner Drive, and tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone at 504-861-WAVE (9283) or via the Internet at www.TulaneGreenWave.com.