Coach B has an extensive background in community organizing, international network building, narrative strategy, and organizational development, with particular focus on utilizing a person-centered approach to maximize the genius of marginalized people. A Houston native and Philadelphia resident, Coach B is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology and earned her Master of Clinical Psychology from LaSalle University.
From 2013 – 2021, Coach B led the West Catholic Preparatory High School Girls basketball team. In 2020, she became the first Black coach to win Philadelphia’s prestigious Catholic League Basketball Championship and in 2021, became the first Black woman to capture a PIAA state title in Pennsylvania. In total, Coach B led West Catholic’s “Lady Burrs” to 6 city titles, 1 league title, and 1 state championship title, collecting 3 state-wide “Coach of the Year” honors during her 8 year tenure.
In addition to generating historic on-court success, Coach B spearheaded off-court initiatives to deepen the impact of her program and athletic mentorship. These efforts included conducting wellness sessions to enhance her student-athletes’ mindfulness and mental health awareness, implementing customized training programs during the off-season and pre-season periods, organizing Summer camps and clinics designed for middle school students, and introducing an annual “Alumni Appreciation Game” to bolster alumni engagement, fundraising activities, and programmatic legacy appreciation.
Through PILR, Coach B hopes to expand her reach beyond a single school and cultivate the social awareness, cultural competency, and leadership skills of grassroots leaders and student-athletes looking to optimize the impact of sports and change how we define, experience, and pursue “winning.”