ORANGEBURG, SC (May 12, 2022) —South Carolina State head volleyball coach Dawn Barnes has been awarded an HBCU Scholarship sponsored by Hudl to attend the prestigious WeCOACH NCAA Women Coaches Academy held May 24th-26 in Denver, CO.

Barnes one of 45 participants selected from across the nation, is entering her third season at the helm of the Lady Bulldog volleyball program.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of this organization(WeCOACH). This is where female coaches with great minds come together in an educational environment,” said Barnes. Not only does this help me with my growth in coaching and taking it to the next level, but it will allow me to rejuvenate myself and become more marketable and continue to motivate and be more competent in areas that I may have not been before.”

Barnes noted, “I am honored to have been selected and grateful that South Carolina State Athletics is allowing me to participate. I look forward to bringing back and sharing knowledge to our SC State student-athletes and community.”

WeCOACH is the premier membership organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels.