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Three Things I Learned in Year One: Carla Berube

After 17 seasons as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Tufts University, which included a 384-96 (.800) record and four Division III Final Four appearances, Carla Berube took on the new challenge of leading the [...]

Three Things I Learned In Year One: Lauren Sumski

At 27, Lauren Sumski became the youngest Division I Head Coach in the country when she was named Lipscomb University's Head Women's Basketball Coach in April of 2019. She arrived in Nashville after two seasons as [...]

Three Things I Learned In Year One: Heather Oesterle

Following nine seasons as the Associate Head Coach at the University of Central Michigan, Heather Oesterle slid over one chair once Head Coach Sue Guevara announced her retirement in July of 2019. In her first season, [...]

Three Things I Learned In Year One: Carley Kuhns

Following three successful seasons as the Head Coach at Valdosta State University, Carley Kuhns took over the Samford University program in April of 2019 and her impact was felt immediately. After finishing the season in [...]

Make the Big Time Where You Are: Kristen Dowling

In July of 2019, Kristen Dowling returned to Malibu for her third stint with the Pepperdine University program, this time as the Head Women's Basketball Coach. The former Waves' Graduate Assistant and Assistant Coach had [...]

All of Your Experiences Matter: Keila Whittington

With more than 25 years of Division I coaching experience, Keila Whittington brought a tremendous amount of experience to Saint Francis University, being named the program's new Head Women's Basketball Coach in April of 2019. [...]

Learning Through Experience: Kyle Tolin

In 2014, Kyle Tolin left the familiarity of Oklahoma Baptist University, after a combined 14 years as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and a student-athlete, to take over the University of Arkansas at Monticello program. [...]

Lift Where You Currently Stand: Dan Nielson

After four seasons as an Assistant Coach at Utah Valley University, Dan Nielson left the program for an assistant coaching position at BYU in 2013, but he always kept an eye on the Wolverine program. [...]

Everyone’s Timeline is Different: Morgan Valley

After more than 14 years of experience as an Assistant Coach at the Division I level, Morgan Valley retuned to the state where she won three National Championships as a player at UConn when she [...]

You Never Know Who is Watching: Tarrell Robinson

In 2012, Tarrell Robinson was approached with an opportunity to lead his alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University. While both playing and serving as an Assistant Coach there, he made a positive impression on [...]

The Power of Positivity: Melissa Jackson

After 10 years as the Associate Head Coach and Assistant Coach at the University of Akron, Melissa Jackson was named Acting Head Coach for the program. In what she viewed as a two and a [...]

Facts Tell but Stories Sell: Brian Stanchak

A story is a fact Wrapped in an emotion That compels us to take action That transforms us in some way -Richard Maxwell and executive coach Robert Dickman When you tell a story, whether when recruiting, [...]

Taking a Blue Collar Approach: Jenny Huth

A Colorado native, Jenny Huth returned to her home state in 2018 when she was named the new Head Coach at the University of Northern Colorado. Huth arrived in Greeley after spending the previous seven [...]

If It’s Not Broke, Why Fix It: Brooke Atkinson

From 2003 to 2011, Brooke Atkinson served as an Assistant Coach at New Mexico State University. Little did she know six years after leaving Las Cruces, she would return as Head Coach. Atkinson was named [...]

All In and Ready to Go to Work: Vicki Hall

On March 21, 2018, Indianapolis native Vicki Hall was named the new Head Women's Basketball Coach, returning to the state where she was voted 1988 "Miss Basketball". Hall had spent the previous six seasons as [...]

Dreams Lead to Delaware State: David Caputo

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 the search process and [...]

Seizing The Opportunity: Amy Vachon

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 the 2017-18 season where [...]

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 experience as a collegiate [...]

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 her current role though, [...]

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 and a "No Ceilings" [...]

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 quickly took full advantage [...]

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 at Central Washington University. [...]

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 than six games during [...]