Seattle University women’s basketball assistant coach Shaquala Williams has been selected to attend the NCAA-Black Coaches and Administrators Achieving Coaching Excellence (NCAA-BCA ACE) Program. Williams is one of just 12 male and 12 female assistant coaches across Division I, II, and III chosen to attend.

“I’m honored to have been selected to participate in the NCAA-BCA Achieving Coaching Excellence program,” said Williams. “I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity and I am very humbled to have been chosen to be a part of such a select group of coaches.”

The program, which will take place from June 5-8, 2013, at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, Ind. provides a professional development opportunity for current NCAA collegiate men’s and women’s basketball coaches. Participants will receive training and education from current NCAA head basketball coaches, athletic directors, and leaders in the areas of leadership, communication, community and campus involvement, media, and program management.

Williams has made a significant impact through her first season at Seattle U in 2012-13, as she helped guide the Redhawks to the Western Athletic Conference regular season title in their first year in the league. She credits head coach Joan Bonvicini and the rest of the staff for her success thus far at SU.

“Coach Bonvicini has been a great mentor and has greatly assisted in my professional growth and development. We have a great university, athletic department, and basketball family. I look forward to learning from the coaches and administrators in attendance and representing Seattle U and our women’s basketball program.”

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