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Meet NACWAA Members on the Move and 26 Newest to Join
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:08pm

July 10, 2014 Kala Andrews was named Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), effective July 1. Andrews served as associate director of compliance at the University of South Carolina in the past two y...more

What can coaches learn from the C-Suite? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by womenwhocoach
posted June 25, 2014 at 6:04pm

The C-Suite may sound like business jargon to people within athletics. These worlds SEEM so different. However, there are some well-established practices in the business world that athletics could use & adopt....more

Member Promotions and 12 Newest @NACWAA Members
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted June 19, 2014 at 9:01pm

Author:  NACWAA Elizabeth Barlow has been promoted to the director of media relations at the University at Albany after serving as the interim director of media relations. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse appointed Kim Blu...more

.@NACWAA Members Moving the Needle & Honors; 19 New Members
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted June 12, 2014 at 9:39pm

Author:  NACWAA June 11, 2014 Lynn Holzman has been named the third full-time commissioner in the 62-year history of the West Coast Conference. Holzman is a 2011 grade of the NCAA/NACWAA Executive Institute (EI) and also served ...more

Coaches Corner: Christy Johnson-Lynch via @CoachDawnWrites
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted May 2, 2014 at 9:11pm

source I met Christy Johnson-Lynch, head volleyball coach at Iowa State University, years ago when she was an assistant coach. Not only is she an amazing coach, she’s an impossibly humble person. Because quite honestly, she’s got many reasons...more

Members Selected For Academy & Awards; Six New Members via @NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted April 30, 2014 at 9:19pm

Author:  NACWAA April 29, 2014 Markeisha Everett (West Virginia University), Kalaya Long (Wayne State University), Helen Williams (Harvard University) and nine other individuals from various sports organizations h...more

.@NACWAA at the WBCA National Convention
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted April 11, 2014 at 8:32am

Author:  NACWAA April 10, 2014 The madness of March has come to an end as basketball season officially wraps up and another WBCA National Convention is in the books. The NACWAA team was thrilled to continue our partnership with ...more

Women Lead Differently
by womenwhocoach
posted April 2, 2014 at 5:35pm

Women tend to adopt inclusive leadership styles. They are solution-oriented. They get things done! Women understand, appreciate, and identify with those around them....more

Michael Pine of Talon Partnerships & Events To Lead Sales, Sponsorship and Licensing Opportunities for NPF
by anngaff
posted February 25, 2014 at 6:13pm

Nashville, TN – February 25, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch announced today the signing of Michael Pine and his new agency Talon Partnerships & Events to lead Sales, Sponsorship and Licensing opportunities for the league. Pine is now the lead ex...more

Magic Johnson, Dodgers owner comment on buying the L.A. Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted February 6, 2014 at 9:17am

New L.A. Sparks owners Magic Johnson and Mark Walter have officially commented on their acquisition of the L.A. Sparks. The WNBA has formally announced that an investment group headlined by L.A. Lakers legend Magic Johnson has purchased the L.A. Sparks...more

Sparks Watch Day 20: Which WNBA assistant coaches could be a good head coach for a Bay Area team?
by Swish Appeal
posted January 21, 2014 at 8:19pm

Happy Tuesday everyone! This is the second part of head coach candidates for the Los Angeles Sparks under Joe Lacob's potential ownership. Today, we'll look at some candidates who were WNBA assistant coaches last year who may be good fits for the team...more

Schuemann Named Fresno Pacific AD; Two Selected to Pathway Program
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted January 18, 2014 at 8:28am

Author:  NACWAA Fresno Pacific University President Pete Menjares, Ph.D., announced the appointment of Leslie Schuemann as the university's director of athletics. Schuemann has served as the department's senior associat...more

Sparks Watch Day 15: Bay Area arena options if the Golden State Warriors relocate the L.A. Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted January 17, 2014 at 2:08pm

If the Golden State Warriors ownership does bring a WNBA team to the Bay Area, one of their first tasks will be figuring out where to play. If indeed the Golden State Warriors complete a deal with the WNBA to buy the Los Angeles Sparks and relocate the...more

Advancement, New Members to Kick Off 2014 via @NACWAA
by NACWAA Blog: Inspiring Perspectives
posted January 10, 2014 at 8:41am

Author:  NACWAA University of California-Berkeley Sandy Barbour has been named the PACnet College Athletics Keynote Speaker set to take place February 10. Read more Rutgers Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Julie Herman...more

Karen Bryant resigns as Storm president and CEO
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 4, 2014 at 5:50pm

Longtime Storm executive Karen Bryant resigned on Friday. The team is searching for a replacement. “I feel that now is the right time to step away from the Storm,” Bryant said in a released statement. “I am so proud of all that we have ...more

Sparks Watch Day 3: The candidates for new ownership
by Swish Appeal
posted January 4, 2014 at 5:48pm

The owners of the Golden State Warriors look like the #1 candidates to become the new owners of the Sparks - but who would the other candidates be? It took at least a week for WNBA fans to find out between the time Paula Madison stepped away from the o...more

Sparks Watch Day 2: "What happened?"
by Swish Appeal
posted January 3, 2014 at 2:45pm

Wherein we try to recreate the timeline, and separate what we know from what we don't know. If you follow the WNBA, you undoubtedly have heard the news about Los Angeles Sparks chairman Paula Madison informing the WNBA that the current Sparks ownership...more

More on the LA Sparks ownership situation
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 3, 2014 at 2:35pm

ABC News quotes a source that says the Sparks didn't pay certain fees to the league:According to a source with the team, the Sparks have not paid certain fees to the league and it is unclear if players, coaches and employees are still being paid.It sounds...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

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