Westlake High School women’s basketball head coach Hilda Hankerson completed her first USA Basketball assignment as a court coach for the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team trials.
Hankerson recently completed her 25th season as head coach at Westlake H.S. (1995-96 to present). In 2019-20, she led Westlake to a third-consecutive 7A state title and was named the 2020 USA Today Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.
In 2018-19, she recorded her 600th win and finished with a perfect 30-0 record, culminating with a second-straight Georgia 7A state title. Overall, she has led Westlake to five final fours, five elite eights, four sweet 16s, eight state playoffs and nine regional championships.
In 2018-19, Westlake was ranked No. 1 in the state of Georgia for the second year in a row. In 2018, they also participated in the Geico Nationals and were ranked top 10 in the nation by Max Preps.
Prior to Westlake, Hankerson was an assistant coach at Mississippi State University, and she was a head coach at Selah Tabernacle Christian School, Trinity Christian and Sunset High School, all of which are located in Florida.