Adia Barnes Named Court Coach for USA Women’s National Team Spring Training Camp
TUCSON, Ariz. – Adia Barnes was named a court coach for the USA Women's National Team Spring Training Camp on Tuesday morning, as announced by USA Basketball.
"It's such an honor to represent the United States as a USA Basketball coaching staff member and I sincerely thank the committee for selecting me as a court coach for the 2022 national team training camp," said Barnes, who guided Arizona to the 2021 NCAA title game. "To be surrounded by the best basketball players in the world and absorb the basketball knowledge from those fellow coaches and players is a tremendous opportunity. As an assistant coach a year ago on the USA AmeriCup gold medal team, I experienced my first opportunity with coaching the USA in an international setting and the work was incredibly rewarding and I loved everything about it."
Barnes joins Duke's Kara Lawson, Georgia's Joni Taylor and Louisville's Jeff Walz to serve as court coaches at training camp from March 30-April 2 in Minneapolis. Should Arizona advance to the Final Four, she will not participate in the minicamp.
Barnes is no stranger to the international coaching game as she was an assistant coach on Dawn Staley's staff that won the 2021 AmeriCup in Puerto Rico this past fall.
First up for Barnes though is the 2022 NCAA Tournament, which gets going for Arizona on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST in McKale Center vs. UNLV in the first round. The Wildcats earned a four-seed, giving the Wildcats the opportunity to play home games in the first two rounds, the first time since Barnes' senior year in 1998.