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 Session


Career Connection

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

1:30 PM ET / 10:30 AM PT

Facilitators: JP Abercrumbie, Julie Manning, Farrah Manthei, Dr. Angel Mason, Mattie White


There are seismic shifts happening in coaching and athletics in all sports at all levels. Will you be ready?

Advanced preparation can make all the difference in landing your next position. In this virtual networking event, you will have the opportunity to interact in small group breakout sessions with experienced administrators in collegiate athletics. Come ready to discuss the power of networking, receive tips and feedback on creating robust resumes and cover letters, the importance of preparing for over the phone, virtual, and in-person interviews and the questions you should always have answers for to help you land your next coaching job.

With this interactive session, chances are high you will make a meaningful career connection. This Career Connection is prioritized for women coaches of color.


Members: FREE   Members must be logged in when registering

Non-Members: $10 fee  Registration fees are non-refundable

This event will be recorded and made available to members in the WeAMPLIFY Library below.

** Registration Closed **

About Our Panel

JP Abercrumbie

Rice University, Associate AD for SOAR/Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

Julie Manning

University of Minnesota, Deputy Athletics Director, SWA

Farrah Manthei

University of Illinois-Chicago, Deputy Director of Athletics, SWA

Dr. Angel Mason

Berry College, Director of Athletics

Mattie White

Indiana University, Deputy Director of Athletics, SWA


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.

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.