Dawn Staley Bio

(Basketball player and coach)

Relationship Statistics of Dawn Staley

What is Dawn Staley marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Single
Is Dawn Staley having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Dawn Staley lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

There have been no any instances of mentions about her personal relationship info.

This includes her relationship past and history, current status, etc. Similar is about her marital status. Her personal relationship info matters are a well-kept secret to date.

Who is Dawn Staley?

Dawn Staley is an American basketball Hall of Fame player and coach. Staley is a three-time Olympian & was elected to carry the US flag at the opening ceremony of 2004 Summer Olympics.

In 2011, Staley was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in WNBA history. She was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Age(48 years), Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity, Nationality

Staley was born Dawn Michelle Staley on May 4, 1970, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Her nationality is American and ethnicity is Afro-American.

Her mother’s name is Estelle and father’s name is Clarence Staley. Other than this, nothing much is known about her family.

Dawn Staley: Education, School/College University

She was named the national high school player of the year during her final season at Murrell Dobbins Tech High School in Philadelphia.

Staley attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

During her 4 seasons in college, she led her team to 4 NCAA Tournaments, 3 Final Fours & 1 National Championship game. She was named the ACC Female Athlete of the year and the national player of the year in 1991 & 1992.

Dawn Staley: Professional Life and Career

In 1994-1995, after graduation, she began playing professional basketball in France, Italy, Brazil, and Spain before joining the ABL and then the WNBA.

She joined the Richmond Rage of the ABL in 1996 and led the team to the ABL Finals in 1997. Staley was named the 1996-1997 All-ABL first team and the All-ABL second team, the following season.

In the 1999 WNBA Draft, Charlotte Sting selected with the ninth overall pick, Staley. In 2001, she led the Sting to the Championship game of the WNBA playoffs.

On August 1, 2005, Staley was traded to the Houston Comets. Staley announced before the start of the WNBA season that she would be retiring after the Comets season was over.

Staley played in USA Basketball Women’s Junior National Team. The team participated in the second Junior World Championship. The USA team finished in seventh place.

Staley played in the team representing the USA at the World University Games in July 1991. While the USA team had won gold in 1983, they finished with the silver in 1985, in fifth place in 1987, & did not field a team in 1989.

Staley competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1992 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold. She played for Team USA throughout her career.

In 1994 she competed in the World Championships and was named the USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year.

She led the 1996 team to the gold medal at the Olympic games in Atlanta and was a member of the 2000 Olympic team that defended the gold medal.

Staley was named to the USA national team in 1998. The national team traveled to Berlin, Germany in July and August 1998 for the FIBA World Championships and then held on to win the gold.

In 2002, Staley was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships. The USA team won all nine games, including a close title game against Russia.

She won a third gold medal with Team USA at the 2004 Games in Athens and was named 2004 USA Basketball Female Athlete Of The Year.

Staley had no interest in coaching when she was initially approached by the athletic director of Temple. She was on the Olympic team at the time.

Staley initially resisted offers to become the coach. She was still playing in the WNBA & her friends told her it would be impossible to continue to play & coach.

That challenge convinced her she should try so she accepted the position of head coach at Temple University. On her first season, 2000–01, Temple advanced to the WNIT.

In 2001, 2002, and 2004, her teams won the Atlantic 10 tournament to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

During 2004–05 season, Staley’s Owls lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Staley reached the 100 win plateau in the A-10 Semifinals vs Xavier University that season, becoming the fastest coach in women’s basketball to achieve that.

On May 7, 2008, it was confirmed by Temple University that Staley would leave Temple for University of South Carolina.

In 2016-17, the Gamecocks again repeated as SEC regular season & tournament champions, & advanced to the second Final Four in school history. They won the first national title in school history.

Staley became the second African American to lead a women’s basketball team to a national championship.

Under her, the program captured 4 SEC regular season championships, 3 SEC tournament titles, 1 Final Four, 1 NCAA National Championship, 3 sweet 16 appearances, 4 SEC player of the year awards & 3 SEC freshman of the year awards.

Staley herself was awarded SEC coach of the year 3 times & Basketball Times Coach of the Year in 2014.

Dawn served as an assistant coach for the USA National team in 2006, 2008 Summer Olympic Games.

In 2007 Pan Am games, she served as head coach to U17 Team in 2014 & U19 Team in 2015, winning gold medals at the U18 Americas Championship & the U19 FIBA World Championship.

The USA basketball organization awarded her the code national coach of the year award.

She served as an assistant coach for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. On March 10, 2017, she was named head coach of USA National team.

Dawn Staley: Net Worth($1 m), Income, Salary($300k)

While her annual salary is $300,000, she has a net worth of $1 million.

Dawn Staley: Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no much significant rumors and controversies surrounding her. She has, thus, managed to keep her public image clean.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Dawn has a height of 5 feet 4.5 inches. Her body weighs 58kg. She has black hair and black eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Dawn is active on Twitter and Instagram. She has more than 74.5k followers on Twitter and she has over 37.2k followers on Instagram. Currently, she is inactive on Facebook.

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