Episode 65 Felisha Legette-Jack You Matter

I’m so happy to welcome this week’s motivating guest Felisha Legette-Jack, University of Buffalo’s Women’s basketball coach.

I contacted Coach Jack because in May of this year, Hanna Hall, one of her players released a video about her struggle with anorexia. What really struck me was that it Felisha, who stepped in and took action with strength and love when she saw that Hanna was struggling. In the episode, Coach Jack talks quite a bit about her coaching philosophy and why there was never a question of her helping this young athlete despite what she describes as fear and courage colliding.

As much as she focuses on process and taking care of her athletes, Coach Jack is very competitive and wins a lot. In 7 seasons at Buffalo she has 143 wins (the second most in program history) Two MAC Championships, Four postseason appearances, Three NCAA Tournament wins, the 1st Draft Pick in school History with Cierra Dillard, and this year she led the Bulls to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

This is the 2nd of three in the mini-series with coaches. I’d want Coach Jack as a coach. The idea of a strong woman in my corner for life is incredibly appealing! One reason I’m talking to female coaches is because it’s such an important, influential position and there aren’t enough of them out there. For women’s college teams in all sports only 40.8% of the head coaching jobs are held by women.

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Coach Jack Twitter
University of Buffalo Women’s Basketball
University of Buffalo Coaches
University of Buffalo roster
Hanna Hall Mental Health Awareness video Definitely worth watching.
Black Female Coaches|A Player’s Tribune Roundtable Definitely worth watching. They do talk about getting a 2nd chance and how female coaches, female black coaches often do not get that 2nd chance.
When God Winks at You
Beyonce Cochella show
Anucha Browne Sanders American former women's basketball player and a former executive for the New York Knicks team of the NBA.
MAC Tournament (Mid Atlantic Conference)
Muffet McGraw speech on equality
Frankston Blues Women’s Basketball team in Australia: U Buffalo players Johanna Smith, Stephanie Reed, Courtney Wilkins
Pan Am Games, Basketball: July 27 – August 10 2019, Lima, Peru
A bit about the new 3x3 format at Pan Am Games