COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Duke girls’s basketball head coach Kara Lawson has been introduced as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA Basketball Ladies’s Nationwide Crew that may compete on the 2022 FIBA Ladies’s World Cup, as introduced by the group Thursday afternoon.
Chosen by the USA Basketball Ladies’s Nationwide Crew Committee, Lawson joins Mike Thibault (Washington Mystics) and Joni Taylor (Texas A&M) as assistants on head coach Cheryl Reeve’s (Minnesota Lynx) workers.
“Over the past 25 years, each minute I’ve spent working with USA Basketball has been an absolute pleasure,” Lawson mentioned. “To now be chosen to help Cheryl on the upcoming World Cup is an unimaginable honor. Having performed on the Nationwide Crew, I perceive the significance of this new appointment. I promise to symbolize our nation with nice satisfaction this fall. I’ll do my half to assist our gamers and workers be as ready as attainable to expertise the best success in Australia. I need to thank Normal Dempsey, the Board, Jim Tooley and the Choice Committee for his or her perception in me. Go USA!”
Lawson, who enters her third season as head coach for the Blue Devils, started her USA Basketball profession as an athlete in 1998, successful the bronze medal on the USA World Youth Video games. By her tenure as a participant, Lawson captured gold medals on the 2008 Olympic Video games, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship and the 2001 World College Video games.
The Alexandria, Va., native has had a number of head teaching roles with 3×3 junior and senior nationwide groups, main USA Basketball 3×3 to seven gold medals since taking the reins in 2017. Most just lately, she served as a courtroom coach on the 2022 USA Basketball Ladies’s Nationwide Crew’s spring coaching camp in Minneapolis.
The nineteenth FIBA Ladies’s Basketball World Cup will happen in Sydney, Australia from Sept. 22 to Oct. 1. The USA will compete in Group A and face Belgium of their opening recreation. For the total schedule, click on right here.
As three-time defending FIBA World Cup champions, the USA has claimed a file 10 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals, and owns a 109-21 file all-time in World Cup play because the occasion launched in 1953. In 2018, the U.S. completed with an ideal 6-0 file and a gold medal end over Australia.
For extra info and to purchase tickets for the 2022 FIBA Ladies’s World Cup, click on right here.
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