PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jean Marie Burr, head coach of the Brown women's basketball team, has been selected as one of 30 coaches across the nation to participate in the Center For Coaching Excellence by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The invitational-only elite leadership program will be held from June 2-5 at Columbia University in New York City.
Capitalizing on the resources of Columbia University, one of the world's leading research universities, and the WBCA, the CCE provides an unparalleled, exclusive learning experience. Utilizing collaborative and interactive learning sessions along with lectures and panel discussions featuring experts in college athletics and women's basketball, the CCE provides college women's basketball coaches valuable networking opportunities with their peers and top industry leaders.
Burr, who is entering her 26th season at the helm, is the winningest coach is Brown basketball history (men's and women's). Burr has compiled 15 winning Ivy League seasons, including three consecutive League Titles from 1991-94 along with another championship in 2006.
Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as a sport for women and girls.