O'Boyle attends NCAA Women's Coaches Academy

O'Boyle is entering her third year as head coach of SB women's hoops

July 1, 2013

Atlanta, Ga. -Stony Brook women's basketball head coach Beth O'Boyle participated in the 2013-14 NCAA Women's Coaches Academy (WCA) June 24-28 in Atlanta, Ga. The third-year coach had the opportunity to meet and speak with other coaches in order to gain support and learn new tools and strategies.

Co-founded by Judy Sweet and Celia Slater, the WCA is designed to give coaches across all women's sport the opportunity to understand their expanding roles. It seeks to develop skills other than the X's and O's, including leadership, communication and management strategies while inspiring coaches to remain in the coaching profession. 

The program also encourages interaction between women in all aspects of athletics.

"Having the opportunity to learn from Judy Sweet and Celia Slater, as well as a host of other tremendous coaches and leaders, was truly a remarkable experience," O'Boyle said. "The WCA is committed to developing women's coaches across all sports, and I am honored to be have been a part of this year's class."

O'Boyle, the engineer behind the seventh-best turnaround in the country in 2012-13 with a 10-win improvement from the previous year, has now taken part in multiple professional opportunities this offseason, including attending the Center for Coaching Excellence in mid-June.