Bresnahan Selected for "So You Want To Be A Coach" Program
Feb. 4, 2015
Duquesne senior Olivia Bresnahan has been selected to participate in The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 13th annual "So You Want To Be A Coach" program. Just one of 50 student-athletes selected from over 300 applicants, Bresnahan will participate in the three-day workshop held April 3-5 in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
The objectives of the "So" 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.
"I am very excited to have been chosen to be a part of the "So You Want to Be a Coach" program," said Bresnahan. "I have always pictured myself coaching in the future and this experience is a way for me to gain key knowledge and pick the brains of the best in the industry. It is an amazing opportunity for me to get my foot in the door and network with several of Division 1 coaches."
In order to be considered for selection, candidates must have exhausted their final year of basketball eligibility or have graduated within the year. Participants are chosen based on their academics, contributions to women's basketball on and off the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from their head coach.
Majoring in marketing, Bresnahan is a member of the Director of Athletics' Honor Roll and spent this past summer as an intern at Dick's Sporting Goods as a buyer for women's Under Armour apparel.
Bresnahan is the second Duquesne player to part of the "So" program. Rachel Frederick ('10) participated in 2010.