“It’s no longer enough for me to wear a white T-shirt to the office.
Now I have to wear them to the gym.”
That’s what happened to the former basketball star, now an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth, when she became the first African American woman to coach at her alma mater.
The decision came after she had to decide whether to remain as the women’s basketball coach at the university, where she was a member of the basketball staff, or move to another role.
She chose to stay on.
A few months later, the women of the Commonwealth had their first basketball championship and were crowned the National Women’s Basketball League champion.
They won the title for the third time in the last four years.
The Commonwealth’s players have also earned All-Americans in the past three years.
Virginia Commonwealth’s current women’s coach, Kiki Wilt, is the first black woman to lead an NBA team.