Beth O'Boyle participates in Center for Coaching Excellence

O'Boyle is in her third year at SB

June 19, 2013

Manhattan, N.Y. – Stony Brook women’s basketball head coach Beth O’Boyle attended the 2013 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Center for Coaching Excellence (CCE) hosted by Columbia University in Manhattan last week. O’Boyle was one of 32 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) head coaches asked to take part in the selective three-day leadership seminar. 

O’Boyle, who marshaled the seventh-best turnaround in the nation in 2012-13 with a 10-win improvement, was able to meet other women’s basketball coaches and attend lectures from several leaders in college athletics.

"The Center for Coaching Excellence was truly a remarkable experience that provides women's basketball coaches with a unique opportunity to learn quality leadership skills while also promoting our game,” O’Boyle said.

O’Boyle guided the Seawolves to their best season in recent history in 2012-13. Picked to finish last in the preseason America East Coaches’ Poll, SB proved to be a competitor, earning a No. 4 seed in the conferenced tournament. The 14 victories Stony Brook posted were the most for the program since 2006-07, while the seed was the squad’s highest since 2009-10.

The CCE was created in 2011 through a partnership between Columbia and the WBCA to provide a top-notch learning experience for attendees. More than 140 women’s basketball coaches have attended one of the five biannual invitation-only sessions.

Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women’s basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls.