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Jan 25, 2019

Edwards To Take Part in WBCA’S ‘So You Want to Be a Coach’ Program

Senior point guard Danielle Edwards added another feather to her cap this season with an invitation to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s “So, You Want to Be a Coach” program. Edwards is one of 59 members selected to the workshop and one of only two players invited from the Atlantic Coast Conference (Isis Young – Syracuse).

“Getting into the 'So...' program is an honor because there are always so many great applicants,” said Edwards. “My goal is to network and make connections in hopes of finding out if coaching is the direction that I want to go when I graduate.”

The Program

In conjunction with WeCOACH, the WBCA hosts select women’s basketball players from across the nation for a 3-day workshop that takes place during the WBCA convention in April. Players will have the opportunity to advance their skills in a professional setting and network with some of the top minds in the game. In its 16-year history, the “So” program has graduated 874 members, many of whom have gone on to become top coaches in the nation.

To be selected, players must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average, and be a credit to their team both on and off the court. During her senior season at Clemson, Edwards has continually demonstrated her leadership of a team in its first year with new head coach, Amanda Butler.

The Player

A consistent presence of the basketball court, Edwards is averaging 13.5 points per game for the Tigers this season. Having started all 111 games of her career, the guard has made a name for herself on defense, ranking fifth all-time in Clemson program history for career steals (263). She also eclipsed the 1,000-point mark of her career on Dec. 21, becoming the 24th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.

The senior graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Communication in the spring of 2018 and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Athletic Leadership at Clemson.