ATLANTA – Senior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team will attend the 12th annual WBCA "So You Want to be a Coach" program, announced Thursday, Feb. 6.
Each of the 50 members of the 2014 class will participate in a three-day workshop that will be held in conjunction with the annual WBCA National Convention, which takes place Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6, at the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Final Four in Nashville, Tenn.
The objectives of the "So You Want To Be A Coach" program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women's basketball. Furthermore, the workshop aims to increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators and 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.
Participants must have exhausted their final year of basketball eligibility at a four-year institution or have graduated within the past year. In addition, the candidate's head coach must be an active WBCA member and nominate them. Each participant is selected based on her academics, contributions to women's basketball on and off the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from her head coach.
Hogan is a three-time co-captain for the Wildcats. An America East Preseason All-Conference selection this season, Hogan ranks tied for 10th in the conference and leads UNH with 11.7 points per game. In addition, her .333 3-point percentage (31 of 93) places her fifth overall in America East. The guard became the 17th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 points in a career as part of a 60-45 win over Vermont on Jan. 20. Furthermore, Hogan ranks in the top five in career assists (346) and 3-pointers made (144).
Hogan and the Wildcats put their four-game win streak on the line, visiting the Stony Brook University Seawolves on Sunday, Feb. 9 (2 p.m.). New Hampshire returns back to Durham on Sunday, Feb. 16 (2 p.m.) for its National Girls and Women in Sports game against the University of Hartford, which will be streamed live on ESPN3. For tickets, visit www.unhwildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000.