WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Monmouth University Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach Marquetta Dickens has been selected to attend the highly-selective NCAA Women's Coaches Academy, which will be held June 23-27 in Atlanta, Ga. The NCAA Women's Coaches Academy is designed for women coaches who want to strengthen and improve their professional and team success. It provides skills training for coaches at all levels, to assist them in being more efficient in their usefulness of resources, their productivity in the quality of play they coach and ultimately more successful in their respective sport(s).
“I am extremely honored to have been given this opportunity,” said Dickens. “I am always looking for ways to better myself, because I firmly believe in core leadership. My ability to lead will positively affect those I encounter, especially the athletes. The X’s and O’s come natural to me, but what sets great coaches apart in this field is their ability to lead, to articulate the vision, and to execute the vision. I want to be the best. It is just the competitor in me. But most importantly I want my student-athletes to be the best, not just on the court but in life.”
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.