Three Huskies Selected To Take Part In So You Want To Be A Coach Program

March 7, 2007

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Washington women's basketball seniors Cheri Craddock, Cameo Hicks and Angie Jones have been selected to take part in the fifth annual Nike's So You Want To Be A Coach program, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Wednesday.

The event is a two and a half day workshop to be held in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention March 30-April 1 in Cleveland, Ohio. Nike serves as the title sponsor for the event.

The So You Want To Be A Coach program was designed to increase the amount of minorities in the coaching profession, by providing a workshop based on educational and professional principles to help those interested in the field. The coaching lessons shared with participants will assist in identifying, recruiting and retaining minority women in the profession of coaching. At this year's workshop, the participants will have the opportunity to meet and learn from high level professionals such as Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer, Oregon State head coach LaVonda Wagner, St. Louis head coach (and former Washington assistant) Shimmy Gray-Miller, Executive Director of the Black Coaches Association Floyd Keith, and many others.

For qualification, the potential candidate must have exhausted her final year of basketball eligibility at a four-year institution or have graduated in the past year. Each participant must be nominated by their head coach and is selected based on their academics, contributions to women's basketball on and off the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from their head coach.

Craddock, Hicks and Jones are three of 48 participants selected to take part in this year's event. Hicks, a co-captain and two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection, leads the Huskies with 17.1 points and 5.3 points per game. Craddock has played in all 30 games for UW this season, starting two, and is averaging 6.4 points to go along with a team-high 34 three-pointers made. Jones retired from her playing career due to injuries last fall, but got a jump-start on a possible coaching career serving as a student-assistant coach for the Huskies in 2006-07.

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