menu close twitter facebook snapchat instagram youtube article basketball gallery graph left-arrow right-arrow search star trophy video net clipboard shield-check shield-star stopwatch filter reset Share




Shop Now USA Basketball

USA Women's U19 World Cup Team All-Time Coaching Staff

  • Date:
    Jan 1, 2000

  • As of 2019

All-Time USA Women's U19 World Cup Team Head Coaches

Bangkok, Thailand
Jeff Walz, University of Louisville
7-0 / Gold Medal
2017 Cividale del Friuli and Udine, Italy Suzie McConnell-Serio, University of Pittsburgh 6-1 / Silver Medal
2015 Chekhov, Russia Dawn Staley, University of South Carolina 7-0 / Gold Medal
2013 Klaipeda, Lithuania Katie Meier, University of Miami 9-0 / Gold Medal
2011 Puerto Montt, Chile Jennifer Rizzotti, University of Hartford 8-1 / Gold Medal
2009 Bangkok, Thailand Carol Owens, Northern Illinois University 8-1 / Gold Medal
2007 Bratislava, Slovakia Doug Bruno, DePaul University 9-0 / Gold Medal
2005 Tunis, Tunisia Gail Goestenkors, Duke University 8-0 / Gold Medal
2001 Brno, Czech Republic Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut 6-1 / Bronze Medal
1997 Natal, Brazil Rene Portland, Penn State University 6-1 / Gold Medal
1993 Seoul, South Korea Jim Foster, Vanderbilt University 5-2 / 7th Place
1989 Bilbao, Spain Debbie Ryan, University of Virginia 3-4 / 7th Place
1985 Colorado Springs, CO Marianne Stanley, Old Dominion University 4-2 / 5th Place

All-Time USA Women's U19 World Cup Team Assistant Coaches

Natasha Adair
2019 University of Delaware
Kim Barnes Arico 2015 University of Michigan
Ceal Barry 1993 University of Colorado
Amanda Butler 2009 University of Florida
Nikki Caldwell 2013 Louisiana State University
Cori Close
2019 UCLA
Sherri Coale 2001 University of Oklahoma
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke 2007 Prairie View A&M University
Kamie Ethridge 2017 University of Northern Colorado
Bill Fennelly 2009 Iowa State University
Jim Foster 1989 St. Joseph's University
Marianna Freeman 1997 Syracuse University
Kelly Graves 2013 Gonzaga University
Linda Hargrove 1989 Wichita State University
Felisha Legette-Jack 2005 Hofstra Univesity
Jim Lewis 1997 George Mason University
Carol Owens 2007 Northern Illinois University
Rene Portland 1993 Penn State University
Sue Rojcewicz 1985 University of San Francisco
Carol Ross 2005 University of Mississippi
Sue Semrau 2011 Florida State University
Charlotte Smith 2017 Elon University
Jeff Walz 2015 University of Louisville
Willette White 2001 Northeastern University
Joi Williams 2011 University of Central Florida

Related Tags:

Related Videos

Post Practice With USA Head Coach Dawn Staley (2/5/21)


USA Women's National Team head coach speaks to the media via video conferencing following the team's practice on Feb. 5, 2021.

Two-time USA Basketball silver medalist Bella Alarie talks to USA Basketball about the 2020 WNBA Draft.

The USA Men’s and Women's U19 and Men’s 3x3 World Cup teams share the USA Basketball Team of the Year award.

Related Content

First step to competing against young, experienced international players begins with team trials May 14-16 in Denver

Katrina Merriweather and Teri Moren


Trials to select the 2021 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team will feature two court coaches on hand to help the USA U19 coaching staff, including Katrina Merriweather (University of Memphis) and Teri Moren (Indiana University).

2019 FIBA U19 Gold Medalists


A total of seven USA gold medalists, including a pair of two-time gold medalists, highlight the 27 young athletes who have accepted invitations to the 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team trials.

UCLA head coach Cori Close has been selected to serve as the 2021 USA U19 World Cup Team head coach. Aaron Johnston (South Dakota State) and Joni Taylor (Georgia) round out the coaching staff.

2019 USA Women's U19 World Cup Team on the gold medal stand.


FIBA held the draw to determine preliminary round groups for the 2021 U19 World Cup, and the USA has been drawn into Group A, alongside Australia, Egypt and Italy.

Coach Licensing & Organization Accreditation Login

Forgot Password?