Stephanie Edwards: Head Coach in the Making

LILBURN, Ga.-  Senior guard Stephanie Edwards of the Jacksonville University women’s basketball team has recently been selected to be a part of the 2014 class of the WBCA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program, an initiative to assist female collegiate basketball players who are interested in pursuing a career in coaching women's basketball.

A natural leader, coaching will be an easy transition for Edwards who was named team captain earlier this year. As the Dolphins primary ball handler, she commands the team, averaging 3.2 assists per game which is also fifth in the Atlantic Sun. Edwards is also scoring 6.5 PPG and 4.2 RPG.

“Anytime you have someone under your watch that would like to follow in your footsteps, it is so humbling,” said Head Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin.  “I am so happy for Stephanie! The program is top notch, Coach [Camille] Collier and I are alumni and I am looking forward to watching Stephanie grow within the coaching profession.”

The objectives of the So You Want To Be A Coach program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women's basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women's basketball.