ASU'S Graham accepted to NCAA coaches academy

October 16, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS- Verniece Graham, an assistant coach for the Albany State University volleyball team, has been selected to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.

The NCAA Office of Inclusion will provide the scholarship for the WCA which will take place November 29-December 2 in Englewood, CO.

Graham, who is in her seventh season as an assistant volleyball coach for the Lady Golden Rams, is one of three women of color from an HBCU institution to receive a scholarship to this edition of the Coaches Academy. The scholarship covers tuition for the Academy, membership for one year in the Alliance of Women Coaches and airfare.

The Academy is for women coaches of NCAA-sponsored sports (or emerging-sports) at NCAA Division I, II, or III member institutions. Since the first WCA session in 2003, forty-two Academies have taken place, producing more than 1,650 graduates. Coach Graham is a 2008 graduate of Albany State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation.