Mar 31, 2019
Celia brings nearly 30 years of unmatched experience in
college athletics as both an organizational head and a collegiate
basketball coach, most recently serving as co-founder and executive
director of both the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (WCA) and The
Alliance of Women Coaches (The Alliance). The WCA started as a
professional development program and, due largely to Celia’s
efforts, soon exploded into a network of women coaches with an
ever-growing grant to aid in expansion.
On the court, Celia most recently served at Lynn University in
Boca Raton, Florida, as head women’s basketball coach and member of
the First Year Experience Task Force. In her early days, Celia was
a four-year scholarship athlete and named Most Valuable Player of
the women’s basketball team during her senior year at Florida State
University. Rounding out her academic experience, she earned her
master’s degree in sports administration from the University of
Dr. Lynch has been recognized as one of the top five in his
profession nationwide. He has worked with men's and women's
basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, golf and other sports at the
universities of North Carolina, Duke, Maryland, California,
Syracuse, Stanford, Harvard and Middlebury and continues to work
with several teams and parent groups nationally. Several
of his clients have participated in various summer and winter
Olympic Games. Most recently, he has established a consultancy with
Steve Kerr, head coach of the World Champion Golden State Warriors.
In the past 30 years alone, he has been part of 54 Final Four and
36 National Championship at the collegiate and professional
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Highlights from the podcast with Celia Slater and
- Min 11: How do most coaches get trained in sport?
- Min 17: Should sport coaches hire a coach to help them grow,
- Min 23: Women in collegiate sports
- Min 29 Embracing masculine and feminine qualities
- Min 36: Why do female coaches
reach out for help more than male coaches?
- Min 41: Looking at coach as
- Min 45: Creating a unified
board of American sport coaches
- Min 51: Why are there less female coaches now than before
- Min 56: Camp
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