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Joye Lee-McNelis Participating The Center for Coaching Excellence

Joye Lee-McNelis

June 10, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Joye Lee-McNelis represents Southern Miss as one of 36 women's basketball college coaches invited to participate in The Center for Coaching Excellence being held, June 9-11, at Columbia University in New York City.

The two and a half day leadership development program was established in 2011 to safeguard the integrity of college women's basketball. The Center for Coaching Excellence introduces coaches to various aspects of the importance of ethics and integrity in college women's basketball.

The selection of invited coaches come from all divisions of college basketball (I, II, III) and was developed in conjunction by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and Columbia University.

"It is a great honor to be selected to participate in this great event," said McNelis. "This honor is shared with my staff and team as I am excited to learn and share with many fine coaches across the country. I am anxious to work with executive coach, Dr. Cathie T. Siders, who will facilitate all group learning sessions. Much thanks to Dianne Murphy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education at Columbia University, as well as the WBCA for developing a curriculum that will impact myself and other coaches that are participants in this event."

Siders, a clinical psychologist, organizational consultant and executive coach, will facilitate group-learning sessions. Other sessions feature panel discussions from a wide variety of leaders from both the college athletics industry and other sectors of industry.

The Center for Coaching Excellence is in its third year.

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