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Head Coach Hiring Trends in Division I Women’s Basketball

By Brian D. Stanchak, The BDS Agency Since 2014, there have been 186 Division I Head Women’s Basketball Coach openings. We dive deep into the levels of experience, gender, and race [...]

David Caputo: Dreams Lead to Delaware State

Earlier this morning, David Caputo was officially named the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Delaware State University. In a special feature, David shared with HCTC fresh information and insight from [...]

Amy Vachon: Seizing The Opportunity

On January 6, 2017, Amy Vachon was named the University of Maine's Interim Head Coach following Head Coach Richard Barron stepping aside for medical reasons. She continued in this role through [...]

A Unique Perspective: Brian D. Stanchak

Brian D. Stanchak started The BDS Agency in 2013, which has quickly grown into a national leader in advising, marketing, and representing collegiate women's basketball coaches. Brian's 15 years of combined [...]

From Coach to Administrator: Tiffany Tucker

As the Deputy AD for Internal Operations/SWA at South Carolina State University, Tiffany Tucker is responsible for, among many things, oversight of women's basketball. Her familiarity with the sport extends well beyond [...]

Believe in Yourself: Yolett McPhee-McCuin

When Yolett McPhee-McCuin arrived at Jacksonville University in 2013, she inherited a program that was coming off of three straight losing seasons. She immediately implemented a vision that she believed in [...]

Making Communication a Priority: Katrina Merriweather

After six seasons as an Assistant Coach at Wright State University, Katrina Merriweather was offered the chance to move over one chair and become the program's Head Coach in 2016. She [...]

The Difference is in the Details: Jeff Harada

Can you take us through the process up until you were officially named the new Head Coach at Cal State Fullerton? I had just wrapped up my third season as Head Coach [...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Fail: Margaret Richards

In 2016, Margaret Richards achieved a career goal when she was named the new Head Coach of Alabama A&M University. Tasked with rebuilding Division I program that had not won more [...]

Successful Transition from DII to DI Head Coach: Lisa Carlsen

In 2015, Lisa Carlsen's success as a Head Coach at the Division II level rewarded her with an opportunity to lead her own Division I program at Northern Illinois University. Tasked [...]

Head Coach Hiring Trends in Division I Women’s Basketball

By Brian D. Stanchak, The BDS Agency Since 2014, there have been 142 Division I Head Women's Basketball Coach openings. We dive deep into the levels of experience, gender, and race [...]

The Best Leaders Share Their Journey: Courtney Banghart

In 2015, Forbes named Princeton Head Coach Courtney Banghart as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. This well-deserved honor was a result of building the Princeton program into a consistent winner [...]

Building a Winning Culture: Bethann Ord

Bethann Ord was hired as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Weber State University in 2011, tasked with rebuilding a program that had not won more than 10 games during each [...]

Sliding Over One Chair: Kacie Cryer

On April 8, 2016, Kacie Cryer's life changed when the Louisiana native and seven-year Assistant Coach at McNeese State University was promoted to the program's Head Coach. At the time of [...]

Your Preparation Begins Now: Kia Damon

On May 31, 2017, Kia Damon was formally introduced as the new Head Women's Basketball Coach at Lafayette College. Her return to Pennsylvania was a homecoming of sorts, as Damon had [...]

Like Father, Like Daughter: Maureen Magarity

Maureen Magarity grew up in a “basketball family” and around a father who was a successful Division I Head Men’s Basketball Coach, but that has not stopped her from creating her [...]

National Champion: Robyn Fralick

In 2017, Robyn Fralick accomplished what most coaches dream by leading Ashland University to the Division II National Championship. Since taking over the program in 2015, Fralick’s impact though has been [...]

Forging His Own Legacy: Tony Kemper

As Marshall’s Associate Head Coach from 2012 to 2017, Tony Kemper was instrumental in assisting the program to two of only three post-season berths in the program’s history, but on March [...]

The Program Builder: Aaron Roussell

Since Aaron Roussell stepped on Bucknell’s campus in April of 2012, he was tasked with rebuilding a program that had only won five games the season prior to his arrival. All [...]

Well Prepared to Lead: Megan Duffy

There are several moments during a coaches’ career that they will remember forever. For Megan Duffy, one of those moments took place on April 3rd, 2017 when she was named the [...]

Creating History: Vanessa Blair-Lewis

Vanessa Blair-Lewis arrived in Daytona Beach in 2008 with 120 wins and a .591 conference winning percentage as a Division I Head Coach. She was tasked with rebuilding a Bethune-Cookman program [...]

Rebuilding Rider with HEART: Lynn Milligan

When Lynn Milligan took over the Rider University women’s basketball program in 2008, the program had on five total wins during the two season prior to her arrival. She has worked [...]

Finding Solutions for Challenges: Steve Lanpher

On December 30th, NJIT Head Coach Steve Lanpher won his 200th career game as a Head Coach. His path to NJIT has taken him from Head Coach positions at the NAIA, [...]

Success at Multiple Levels: JD Gravina

When JD Gravina took over the Western Illinois program in 2011, the Leathernecks did not have a winning season during the five seasons prior to his arrival. Since then, Gravina has [...]

An International Perspective: Donna Finnie

As the Head Coach of the Scottish national team, Donna Finnie became the first Head Coach at any level to win two consecutive FIBA Tournaments (2005 and 2006), while also leading [...]