New Organization for Women Coaches

The Alliance of Women Coaches is a new organization that has the stated purpose of providing “ongoing support to women in the coaching profession through career development programs as well as to increase the number of women coaches at all levels in all sports.” The Alliance has a number of goals and strategies to increase the number of women coaches and support them in their careers.

Co-director Celia Slater is the executive director of the NCAA Women Coaches Academy, Play with Purpose and Winning Careers in Athletics programs. She is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Northern Colorado.

The other co-director is Judy Sweet, a consultant to many universities on gender equity issues. She is the former director of athletics at the University of California at San Diego. Sweet is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA from National University in San Diego.

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