Troshynski selected to participate in WBCA coaching program

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 15, 2021 in Women's Basketball

WBCA Release

SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia University Women’s Basketball senior Faith Troshynski has been chosen to participate in an exclusive program. On Monday (March 15), the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Troshynski as part of its ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ class of 2021. Each student-athlete accepted into the program will participate in a one-day workshop on March 30.

Qualified candidates must have exhausted their final year of basketball eligibility at a four-year institution or have graduated within the past year. In addition, the candidate’s head coach has to nominate them and must be an active WBCA member. Each participant is selected based on her academics, contributions to women’s basketball on and off the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from their head coach.

Leading up to senior day, Head Coach Drew Olson wrote the following about Faith, “We are so thankful Faith came to Concordia. She started her career at Briar Cliff and made the tough decision to leave, but she has fit in perfectly to our Bulldog family. Faith is incredibly mature to recognize wanting a better college basketball experience. She is very coachable and buys into what the team needs. She is family-oriented. She is going to make a great coach because of her work ethic and knowledge of the game, and she genuinely cares for others.”

A native of Manson, Iowa, Troshynski is majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of Tim and Deb Troshynski. Faith has tallied 640 points in her college basketball career, which included three seasons at Briar Cliff University.

According to the WBCA, 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.

2021 “So You Want To Be A Coach” program class

Name, Institution, Division

Kaitlin Aylward, University of St. Francis (IL), NAIA

Jessica Camarda, Adelphi University, NCAA II

Sydney Ann Cottrell, Texas A&M University, NCAA I

Jayla Davis, Sacred Heart University, NCAA I

Jessica Day, Jacksonville State University, NCAA I

Gabrielle Doud, Western Colorado University, NCAA II

Aaliyah Dunham, Xavier University, NCAA I

Julie Fournier, Colorado Christian University, NCAA II

Sydney Goodson, Kansas State University, NCAA I

Claire Gritt, University of Denver, NCAA I

Emily Hatfield, Tennessee Tech University, NCAA I

Jordynn Hernandez, University of Texas–Arlington, NCAA I

Kelly Jekot, Penn State University, NCAA I

Camryn Johnson, Francis Marion University, NCAA II

Taylor Kissinger, University of Nebraska, NCAA I

Breion Knox, Fairleigh Dickinson University–Florham, NCAA III

Kyra Lambert, University of Texas, NCAA I

Tierney Lockett, Lewis University, NCAA II

Makayla Mabry, Abilene Christian University, NCAA I

Mallory Odell, Longwood University, NCAA I

Elizabeth Oswald, University of Wisconsin–Stout, NCAA III

Eveline Parsons, Tusculum University, NCAA II

Destiny Pitts, Texas A&M University, NCAA I

Katherine Puda, Brandeis University, NCAA III

Zion Sanders, University of Iowa, NCAA I

Anne Secrest, Indiana Wesleyan University, NAIA

Dakota Spears, Siena Heights University, NAIA

Faith Troshynski, Concordia University (NE), NAIA

Abby Vampatella, Gordon College, NCAA III

Chinickqua Walker, Clemson University, NCAA I

Aaliyah Wilson, Texas A&M University, NCAA I

LaKaitlin Wright, Towson University, NCAA I