In all, USA Basketball teams with Dawn Staley on the sideline have an overall record of 93-4 (.959 winning percentage), and USA teams with Staley as head coach or acting head coach are 30-0.
Dawn Staley (left) received her first USA Basketball coaching assignment as an assistant to the 2006 USA World Cup Team. She is pictured here with DeLisha Milton-Jones.
Dawn Staley won her first game as a USA Basketball coach on April 7, 2006. She was acting as head coach due to the timing of the WNBA Draft, which kept Anne Donovan stateside. Staley piloted the USA to an 85-77 victory over China at the Australia-hosted Opals World Challenge in Cairns.
During the USA National Team’s 2006 trip to Australia for the Opals World Challenge, then-assistant coach Dawn Staley and the team jumped at the chance to meet one of the locals.
With Dawn Staley on the sideline as an assistant coach, the USA National Team from 2006-08 posted a 32-2 record, captured the 2008 Olympic and 2007 FIBA Americas Championship gold medals and the 2006 FIBA World Cup bronze medal. She is pictured here with fellow assistant coach Mike Thibault.
As an assistant coach for the 2007 USA National Team, Dawn Staley (right) is pictured in front of the Colosseum with Renee Brown during one of the team’s off days in Rome.
While at the Colosseum in Rome with the 2007 USA National Team, Dawn Staley took the opportunity for a photo with some historically dressed Romans.
Dawn Staley (left) helped the USA to a gold medal as an assistant coach at the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship. She is pictured here speaking with USA Basketball five-time Olympian Teresa Edwards (right).
Dawn Staley received her first USA head coaching nod at the helm of the 2007 USA Pan American Games Team. Taking a group of collegians to Brazil to compete against seasoned, international veterans, Staley piloted the USA Pan Am Team to a perfect 5-0 slate and the gold medal.
Dawn Staley made the leap from Olympic athlete to Olympic coach as a USA assistant in 2008 in Beijing, helping the USA to a gold medal.
Pictured here behind Jasmine Thomas, Dawn Staley served as the 2010 USA Select Team head coach that trained against and alongside the 2010 USA National Team ahead of the 2010 FIBA World Cup.
Dawn Staley was a national team assistant coach for the 2014 squad that compiled a 4-1 exhibition record prior to the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
In 2014, Dawn Staley (left) served as an assistant coach for the USA World Cup Team that captured gold in Istanbul, Turkey.
Dawn Staley was the head coach for the gold-medal winning 2014 USA U18 National Team.
Dawn Staley was head coach for the gold-medal winning 2015 USA U19 World Cup Team that finished 7-0 in Russia.
Dawn Staley (center) was on hand as an assistant coach as the USA National Team went 4-0 in its 2015 European tour against teams from Spain, Italy and Czech Republic.
For her efforts in 2015, Dawn Staley was named as co-recipient of the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year award.
Dawn Staley served as the head coach for the 2016 USA Select Team, which trained against and alongside the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team.
With Dawn Staley as a USA assistant coach at the 2016 Olympic Games, the USA won a sixth-straight Olympic gold medal, and she was on the roster for five of those titles -- three times as an athlete (1996, 2000, 2004) and twice as an assistant coach (2008, 2016). She is pictured here at practice alongside fellow assistant Doug Bruno.
An assistant coach for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, Dawn Staley took a selfie in front of a mural near the famous Selaron Steps.
On the sideline as a USA assistant coach for the 2016 National Team, Dawn Staley helped the squad to a 4-0 exhibition record.
Dawn Staley was named on March 10, 2017, as head coach of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team through 2020. She is pictured here next to USA Basketball chairman Martin Dempsey (left).
Dawn Staley’s first camp as the USA National Team head coach was at the September 2017 minicamp in Santa Barbara.
With Dawn Staley as head coach, the USA National Team earned a 6-0 record and the gold medal at the 2018 FIBA World Cup, which qualified the USA for the 2020 Olympic Games.
Dawn Staley helped the USA national team to a 6-0 exhibition slate in 2018, prior to the FiBA World Cup.
Following her gold-medal leadership of the USA at the 2018 FIBA World Cup, Dawn Staley was named as the 2018 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year. She is the first person in USA Basketball history to earn both the USA Basketball National Coach of the Year (2015 co-recipient and 2018) and USA Basketball Athlete of the Year (1994 and 2000) awards.
Most recently, Dawn Staley piloted the 2019 USA AmeriCup Team to a gold medal with a 6-0 mark in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is pictured here with Jordin Canada.
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