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Kunzman Graduates from Women's Coaches Academy

WISE - - Recently, UVa-Wise Women's Basketball Head Coach Kristin Kunzman was selected to attend the Women's Coaches Academy in Denver. The four day program provides educational training and is open to NCAA coaches of all experience levels that offers non-sport-specific program management strategies, with a special focus on philosophy development and building skills and knowledge about planning, communication, legal issues, ethics, hiring, supervising staff, conflict resolution, learning styles and achieving success.

One of forty coaches selected, the program helped Kunzman reaffirm her core values while providing the coach with activities that will continue to enhance the culture of women's basketball at UVa-Wise.

"The Women's Coaches Academy was a life changing event," stated the coach. "The people I met and the support system I have built through the WCA is amazing. Not a single day goes by where I don't speak to a member of my graduating class."

The WCA is designed for women coaches who are ready and willing to increase their individual effectiveness by learning advanced skills and strategies that directly affect their personal and team success.  

Skills development, retention and mentoring and collaboration are the three primary objectives of the program.

"I was reminded about my core values and why I do what I do," said Kunzman. "I have a strong passion for coaching and being a strong female mentor to our female student-athletes is what is important to me."

Kunzman recently completed her sixth season at the helm of the Cavalier program. The coach guided the program to 21 wins, its most since becoming a NCAA Division II member last winter.