Head Coach, Women’s Wheelchair Basketball
University of Illinois
2012 WCA Graduate, Class #28
Stephanie Wheeler has established herself as a mainstay on the U.S. Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. Stephanie has been the head coach of the American team since 2013. As a player she won Paralympic gold medals with Team USA in 2004 and 2008.
Wheeler is coming off a gold medal performance at the 2015 Parapan Games this past summer in Toronto. She will lead Team USA in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro.
Since 2010, Stephanie has been the head coach of the women’s wheelchair basketball team at her alma mater, University of Illinois, where she has led them to four Top 5 finishes. She received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and was a member of three wheelchair basketball national championship teams as a student-athlete. Wheeler is currently working on her doctorate in Cultural, Pedagogical, and Interpretive Kinesiology at Illinois.