Team WeCOACH

 

Megan Kahn

CEO

 

Megan Kahn was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in January 2020 after serving as the executive director since August 2016. A former collegiate athlete, NCAA Division I assistant basketball coach and athletic administrator, Megan Kahn brings a vast perspective to WeCOACH and has infused the organization with energy and new leadership, including a complete rebrand, as well as developing and implementing a number of programs and resources to serve the women’s coaching community. Prior to assuming the executive director position, she served in several capacities for WeCOACH, focusing on coordinating event and educational program operations and building connections and engagement.

 

In 2013, Megan founded her own consulting company, KAHNSULTING, in which she collaborated with administrators and coaches across the country in various championship and event management roles. She served as the 2019 and 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Final Four tournament manager, overseeing game operations in Tampa.

 

Kahn spent four years at the Atlantic 10 Conference office, most recently as associate commissioner from 2010-12, where she served in many capacities, including men’s and women’s basketball oversight, strategic planning, and social media efforts. She was the director of the 2010 and 2011 A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship before overseeing all facets of the Conference’s women’s basketball operations during the 2011-12 season. Prior to the Atlantic 10, Megan worked at the Atlantic Coast Conference office, where she was as an administrative assistant for women’s basketball.

 

Kahn got her start in the collegiate ranks as an assistant women’s basketball coach at the NCAA Division I level before deciding to pursue administration. After leaving the coaching profession, she was an intern for the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) in 2005 (now known as Women Leaders in College Sports).

 

Megan is dedicated to personal and professional development, having graduated from the NCAA Women Coaches Academy (2004), NACWAA/HERS (2006), and the Sports Management Institute (2011-12). She holds a master’s degree in sports management and is also a certified Health Coach and aromatherapist. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.

Jan Whitbeck

Senior Director of Events & Branding

 

 

 

With 20+ years of event management, media, marketing, and collegiate athletics experience, Jan became the director of events for WeCOACH in June 2019 and was promoted to Senior Director of Events & Branding in January 2021.

 

Before WeCOACH, Jan served as the Director of Events for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Annually, she executed their signature events, including the Annual Celebration, Distinguished Teaching Awards, Alumni Awards, Ski-U-Mania and alumni events for athletics post-season games. 

 

Prior to the University of Minnesota, Jan was the Marketing and Campus Relations Coordinator for the University of Wyoming Residence Life and Dining Services. She also spent ten years working for iHeart Media in Denver as a Promotions & Marketing Director and as an Account Executive for both AM and FM stations. While there, she managed key national accounts, including Coors, Hershey, and Dos Equis, as well as co-produced the Gears, Games & Gadgets Expo and coordinated station events for the Susan G. Komen Denver Race for the Cure, and the CU/CSU Rocky Mountain Showdown football games.

 

As a former women’s basketball student-athlete at Glendale Community College (AZ) and Western State Colorado University, Jan was an all-RMAC honorable mention performer and was the recipient of the WSCU Paul W. Wright Female Athlete of the Year award. She also served as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Western State Colorado University and Regis University.

 

Jan holds a master’s degree in sport administration from the University of Northern Colorado, and in her spare time loves traveling, boating, hiking, attending Minnesota Lynx games and Golden Gopher sporting events. She resides in Minneapolis with her wife Julie and two Beagles, Dylan & Josie. 

Selena Castillo

Social Media Consultant

 

 

Selena Castillo joined the Duke Athletics staff in October of 2017 and serves as the Content Development Specialist for the Duke women’s basketball program. Castillo’s responsibilities include working with staff to develop social media branding and an aesthetics plan for each season, create and execute creative video and graphic concepts, managing women’s basketball social media accounts and producing recruiting videos and graphics.

 

Before coming to Duke, Castillo spent two years as a graphic designer at Tampa Bay Sports Commission (TBSC). Through her work with TBSC, Castillo has been involved in events such as the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four, 2016 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four and the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, as well as participated in the planning process for future events such as Super Bowl LV and the 2022 NCAA March Madness first and second rounds.

 

A 2014 graduate of Emory University, Castillo was a four-year letter winner for the Emory women’s basketball team. She helped guide the Eagles to their first UAA Conference Championship in program history in 2012-13. Castillo graduated as the all-time Emory leader with 229 steals while her 83 and 80 theft campaigns in 2013-14 and 2012-13, respectively, marked the top two seasonal record places in program history.

 

A native of Tampa, Fla., Castillo graduated from Emory in 2014 with a bachelor of arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic.