NCAA Women Coaches Academy

photo_LeanneBaker“After attending the Women Coaches Academy in Denver, I finally feel right about coaching. For years I had been questioning if I should hang up my bat and get a “real” job. After the Academy I realized I have a real job. The women at the Academy helped inspire me to stay in this profession. We all shared our stories, laughs and tears together and it has truly empowered me. I can finally say with confidence: I am a coach.

Without a doubt, I am now a member of the Alliance because it helps me stay connected with all of the women I have met in sport.”

Leanne Baker, Head Softball Coach, Mercyhurst University
NCAA WCA Class of 2012, Alliance Member

photo_JulieShaw“The NCAA Women Coaches Academy was one of the most enlightening, educational and inspirational programs I have been privileged to be a part of. Being a part of the WCA and the Alliance of Women Coaches gives me a sense of belonging and support that is an important component to my career in athletics. It was truly an eye-opening experience that has motivated me to be a better coach and person every day.

Even more so, it has provided me with the network and tools to not feel alone in the process of achieving my goals. I am encouraging every female coach I know to join the Alliance!”

Julie Shaw, Head Basketball Coach, University of La Verne
NCAA WCA Class of 2012, Alliance Member