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


WeAMPLIFY Virtual Networking

September 16 at 4:00 PM ET

Facilitated by: Danielle Slaton


Join us for this intimate Virtual Networking event, facilitated by Danielle Slaton. This networking event is designed specifically for women coaches of color to provide a forum for connection, to amplify voices and address the unique issues faced within the coaching profession.

** Registration Closed **


More About Danielle Slaton

Danielle Slaton is currently the Director of External Relations for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, and she is also a television soccer analyst for NBC, Fox Sports, and the Pac-12 Networks.

Danielle was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Team from 2000-2005, winning a silver medal at the 2000 Olympics and a bronze in the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She attended Santa Clara University where she captained the women’s soccer team to the 2001 NCAA National Championship. Immediately after she retired from playing, Danielle coached soccer at Northwestern University from 2006-2009, where she also earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Administration.

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 Board 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.