DURHAM, N.H. – Maureen Magarity, who will be entering her third season as head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team in 2012-13, was one of 30 college women's basketball coaches who completed the Center for Coaching Excellence seminar that was held June 13 on the campus of Columbia University in New York. The invitation-only elite leadership program is a joint project of Columbia and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
The CCE provides an unparalleled, exclusive learning experience. Utilizing collaborative and interactive learning sessions along with lectures and panel discussions featuring experts in college athletics and women's basketball, the program provides college women's basketball coaches valuable networking opportunities with their peers and top industry leaders.
Magarity led the UNH Wildcats to a 16-14 overall record and berth in the Women's Basketball Invitational tournament in 2012. It marked New Hampshire's first winning season since 2006 and its highest win total since 2002.
In addition to Magarity, attendees of the Center for Coaching Excellence included Muffet McGraw (Notre Dame), Sharon Versyp (Purdue), Cori Close (UCLA) and Kellie Harper (N.C. State).
Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls.