Franklin Named ‘So You Want to be a Coach’ Participant
Monday, January 22, 2018
Franklin Named ‘So You Want to be a Coach’ Participant
Dani Franklin moved into second in program history in career scoring against Loyola.

Valparaiso University women’s basketball senior Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / George Washington) has been named a participant in the 2018 “So You Want to be a Coach” program, hosted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in partnership with the Alliance of Women Coaches.

The marks the 13th annual “So You Want to be a Coach” program as each member will participate in a three-day workshop with speakers provided by the Alliance on March 28-30 in conjunction with the WBCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

The objectives of the “So” program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women’s basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, and raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women’s basketball.

Franklin is an elementary education major and holds a 3.57 GPA while balancing basketball with her academic load. She is currently a student teacher in a second-grade classroom in Valparaiso. Franklin is second on Valpo’s all-time scoring list with over 1,500 career points and is averaging a team-high 16.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.

Here are the members of the 2018 “So You Want To Be A Coach” program class: 



Dyandria Anderson

University of Florida

Ashley Barker

Marietta College

Khadijah Berger

Temple University

Halie Bergman

University of Nevada

Camden Boehner

West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Quanetria Bolton

University of Alabama

Kari Borowiak

Concordia University (MI)

Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott

University of Toledo

Ja'Da Brayboy

University of North Carolina - Asheville

Molly Brown

University of Southern Mississippi

Brandi Buie

Jacksonville University

Shaylen Burnett

Elon University

LeTisha Caldwell

Cincinnati Christian University

Laura Castaldo

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Jasmine Cincore

University of Nebraska

Emily Clemens

Western Illinois University

Caitland Considine

Coker College

Remy Davenport

Truman State University

Jenny DeGraaf

University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Jasmine Demers

Buena Vista University

Jillian Dunston

University of Michigan

Jennifer Dynis

University of Illinois

Amanda Fioravanti

Saint Joseph's University

Maggie Flynn

Flagler College

Danielle Franklin

Valparaiso University

Adashia Franklyn

Saint Joseph's University

Taylor Gleason

Oakland University

Tiara Goode

Coppin State University

Brittany Greene

University of Southern Mississippi

Shelby Holmes

Eastern Nazarene College

Cassidy Joyner

Lenoir-Rhyne University

Jordan Korinek

Kent State University

Mackenzie Latt

Davidson College

Hannah Lepaio

Newberry College

Laney Lewis

Ursuline College

Samantha Lisikatos

State University College at Oneonta

Adebisi Mabodu

University of North Texas

Kelsey McClure

University of West Georgia

Atallah McKinney

Texas A&M University

Camille McPherson

Moravian College

Jalisa Mitchell

Harris Stowe State University

Kolby Morgan

Tulane University

Brooke Orcutt

Case Western Reserve University

Abby Owings

Thomas More College

Charnelle Reed

Lewis University

Chantel Roberts

Chowan University

Brianna Rowe

Concordia University (MI)

Allison Spaschak

Ithaca College

Madeline Staples

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Ni'ya Styles

University of Mount Olive

Amani Tatum

Manhattan College

Naqaiyyah Teague

Jacksonville University

Sheana Vega

Liberty University

Anna Walther

Roger Williams University

Monterika Warren

Bethune Cookman University

Aries Washington

University of Missouri - Kansas City

Dominique Williams

University of California - Los Angeles

Emily Wood

University of Nebraska

Bre Zanders

Lindenwood University

Camille Zimmerman

Columbia University

Kat Wright

University of Arizona

Danielle Williams

University of Michigan