By: Mike Miezejeski
LILBURN, Ga. – Senior guard Cy Lippold has been invited to attend the “So You Want To Be A Coach” program by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WCBA). The program will take place in Tampa, Florida from April 3 through April 5.
The objectives of the program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women’s basketball and increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching. The program also Introduces female basketball players to coaches and administrators and raises awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion for and interest in coaching.
“Cy comes from a family of educators who have devoted their lives to teaching and serving, said Belle Koclanes, the Gail Koziara Boudreaux ’82 and Family Head Coach of Women’s Basketball. “Coaching is in her DNA and she is the model candidate for the “SO” Program.”
“Cy is going to be an incredible coach one day and impact many lives in positive ways. She is passionate about the game of basketball and intrigued by the skills, systems and strategies. Cy understands the importance of effective communication and leading by example. Her role as team leader is to serve as an extension of our coaching staff, which she does with a mature attitude and consistent behavior. She upholds our standards and is truly already coaching our team both on and off the court,” continued Koclanes.
Presented in partnership with WeCOACH, the WBCA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program assists female collegiate basketball players who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching women’s basketball by providing them with professional development and career advancement through education, skills enhancement, networking and exposure opportunities. The program also increases awareness regarding the availability of talented female basketball players who want to coach.
Lippold follows former teammate and current Dartmouth assistant coach, Lakin Roland ’16, who was a 2016 “SO” class member.