BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College women's basketball head coach Adrienne Shibles has been named a coach for the 2019 USA Basketball U16 National team trials next week at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Coach Shibles will serve as a court coach for the team trials, which will feature approximately 150 athletes. It is the first USA Basketball coaching assignment for Shibles, who was chosen by the USA Basketball Development National Team Committee. She will be one of four court coaches on hand to help the U16 Coaching Staff.
"These court coaches bring a wealth of knowledge, demonstrated success in their programs and the ability to teach young athletes to thrive in competitive situations," said USA Basketball Women's Team director Carol Callan. "We are thrilled to have each of them working with these talented athletes to provide them with skills and thoughts to develop their game."
Shibles, the winningest coach in Bowdoin women's basketball history, recently completed her 11th season as the head coach (2008-09 to present), and she has an overall record of 253-64 (.798).
"It's truly an honor to have the opportunity to serve as a court coach for USA Basketball, an organization that has done so much to promote and grow our game," Shibles said. "I am eager to work with the best talent in the nation, and grateful for the chance to collaborate with this amazing staff."
In 2018-19, the Polar Bears finished 31-2, were undefeated in conference (10-0) and were the NCAA DIII Tournament Championship runner-up. This season marked the second perfect regular season in school history and second consecutive national championship game appearance for the Polar Bears.
For her efforts, Shibles was named the United States Marine Corps/WBCA NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year and the 2018-19 New England Small College Athletic Conference, D3hoops.com Northeast Region and New England Women's Basketball Association Coach of the Year.