Female NBA Coach Speaks at St. Francis

Photo courtesy St. Francis College
Photo courtesy St. Francis College

Becky Hammon, a six-time WNBA All-Star who spent eight seasons with the New York Liberty, was featured Sept. 21 as part of the Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series at St. Francis College Brooklyn Heights.

In addition to her success on the basketball coach, Hammon, a point guard who scored more than 5,000 points in her career, was named the first female full-time NBA assistant coach in August, 2014, for the San Antonio Spurs.

This past summer, she also was head coach of the Spurs’ Summer League team, which won the league title for the first time in franchise history.

The Terriers’ men’s and women’s basketball teams, as well as students from Cristo Rey Brooklyn H.S., East Flatbush, attended the talk.