Women Coaches of Color Initiative


WeAMPLIFY is a connection, an action, and a promise to amplify the voices, visibility, experiences, and value of women coaches of color.


WeCOACH acknowledges the importance and value of including specific programming for women coaches of color in our WeCOACH community. WeAMPLIFY was created to drive change and conversation surrounding social and institutional barriers.

Upcoming Programming

Check back soon for our next WeAMPLIFY session!


Available Exclusively for WeCOACH members.
Available for WeCOACH members only. Access the WeAMPLIFY Library to watch once or many times. If you are a member and missed the live version, archives will be updated after each WeAMPLIFY session.

Previous Session

Amplified Voices Panel
February 15 at 4:30 PM ET
Panelists: Nona Richardson, Felicia Hall Allen, DeeDee Merritt, Pokey Chatman

Join us for a panel and small group discussions with four women who are using their talents, experiences, and voices to elevate and impact the lives of others around them. This panel discussion is designed specifically for women coaches of color to provide a forum for connection, to amplify voices and address the unique challenges faced within the coaching profession. You are encouraged to invite the women of color in your network to attend this event, you do not need to be a WeCOACH member to attend.

Hear tips from panelist Pokey Chatman on “Preparation for the hiring Process: Being Ready for the next position”

About Our Panel

Nona Richardson

Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator, University of Utah, WeCOACH Board of Directors

Felicia Hall Allen

President, CEO, Felicia Hall Allen & Associates

DeeDee Merritt

Director of Leadership Development, NCAA

Pokey Chatman

Coaching Consultant,
Former Collegiate and Professional Basketball Coach,
WeCOACH Board of Directors

WeAMPLIFY Action Group

Thank you to these coaches for their leadership in assisting WeCOACH in the launch of this new Women Coaches of Color initiative.

Amber Barker
Texas Woman’s University
Head Coach, Softball
NCAA Coaches Academy class 44

Jennifer Charles
University of Tennessee
Assistant Coach, Volleyball
NCAA Coaches Academy class 44

Anya Covington
human2human, LLC
NCAA Coaches Academy class 47

Verniece Graham
Albany State University
Head Coach, Volleyball
NCAA Coaches Academy class 43

Marci Robles
George Washington
Head Coach, Rowing
NCAA Coaches Academy class 28

Marissa Spears
Goucher College and Towson University
Assistant Coach, Basketball and Director of Operations, Softball
NCAA Coaches Academy class 42

Revonda Whitley
Claflin University
Head Coach, Basketball
NCAA Coaches Academy class 47

Inclusion, diversity and anti-racism joint statement from WeCOACH Past President, Charmelle Green and CEO, Megan Kahn.

Leadership. Community. Inclusion. Empowerment. The core values of WeCOACH are based on those four words. There are NO words that effectively describe the pain, anger, and sadness we feel in seeing the acts of hate, violence, and prejudice against Black people in America, and there is no justification for the brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd, and many other Black men and women who have lost their lives at the hands of those who are supposed to protect them. Our WeCOACH community is comprised of diverse groups of coaches and allies that have always supported, showed compassion and loved one another, especially in times of need. We firmly believe that racism and discrimination of any kind must not be tolerated. As we enter into a month of celebrating diversity, inclusion, and respect for all regardless of age, race, color, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed or religion, it is time to stand up, stand united, and take action towards a solution.