Coach elected VP for Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

July 30, 2018 | Athletics, News
By Brian DeBenedictis

Toledo Head Coach Tricia Cullop has been elected vice president of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

Cullop served as the interim vice president during the 2017-18 membership year after former Emory University Head Coach Christy Thomaskutty resigned for personal reasons.


Cullop will succeed George Washington University Head Coach Jen Rizzotti as the association’s president at the end of the upcoming 2018-19 membership year.

“Tricia has worked tirelessly for the WBCA as a board member and now as vice president,” Rizzotti said. “She is committed to our mission, objectives and values. No one is more deserving of this opportunity to lead our association.”

Founded in 1981, the professional association is for coaches of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels of competition. The WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to those organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.

Cullop is entering her 11th year at the helm of the Toledo program in 2018-19. Under her guidance, the Midnight Blue and Gold has amassed an impressive 220-111 overall record and a 116-54 Mid-American Conference mark. UT is averaging a MAC-best 22.0 wins over the last decade. The three-time MAC Coach of the Year is currently fifth in league history in overall winning percentage and ninth in conference winning percentage.

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