Joanne Boyle Named to the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee

April 2, 2009


USA Basketball announced that its Board of Directors has approved USA Basketball committees for 2009-2012 with Golden Bears' head coach Joanne Boyle among its members. The committee is responsible for selecting coaches and athletes for USA Basketball college-aged competitions including the U19 FIBA World Championships.

The 2009-2012 Women's Junior National Team Committee, also formerly known as the Women's Collegiate Committee, is chaired by NCAA representative Sue Donohoe (Vice President for Division I Women's Basketball), and includes NCAA appointees Joanne Boyle (head coach, University of California), Coquese Washington (head coach, Penn State University) and Connie Yori (head coach, University of Nebraska); and Athlete Representative Beth Cunningham (head coach, Virginia Commonwealth University), a member of the 1999 USA Pan American Games Team.

The men's committee includes Jim Boeheim (head coach, Syracuse University), Lorenzo Romar (head coach, University of Virginia), Bruce Weber (head coach, University of Illinois) and Roy Williams (head coach, University of North Carolina).

The Men's and Women's Junior National Team committees will select coaches and athletes for USA Basketball college-aged competitions, which include the 2009 and 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships; the 2010 and 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championships; the 2009 and 2011 World University Games; and the 2011 Pan American Games. The four NCAA members on both committees represent different geographic regions of the country.

Boyle was an assistant coach for the US Under-20 National Team that competed in the 2006 FIBA Americas U20 Chmapionship. The team, which featured Golden Bear player Devanei Hampton on its 12-person roster, claimed the FIBA Americas title with a 5-0 record.

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