Six of basketball’s most influential leaders will serve as coaches at the Women’s College All-Star Game, offering their personal experiences and elite basketball acumen to a collection of 20 college seniors on the cusp of their professional careers.

Naismith Hall of Famers Nancy Lieberman and Cheryl Miller will serve as head coaches for Team Lieberman and Team Miller, respectively. Lieberman will be joined on her staff by Olympic Gold Medalist and former Cleveland Rocker Janice Lawrence-Braxton and WNBA All-Star and All-League honoree Satou Sabally. Miller’s staff will be rounded out by fellow Naismith Hall of Famer and longtime college coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke and WNBA All-Star, two-time WNBA Champion and All-League performer Kelsey Plum.

Learn more about our coaches below and check out the full announcement here.

Team Lieberman Coaches

Nancy Lieberman

  • Three-time All-American and two-time National Player of the Year at Old Dominion, helping the program to two AIAW national championships and one WNIT title
  • Became the youngest basketball player in Olympic history when, at age 18, she helped Team USA to a silver medal at the 1976 Olympics
  • Played in numerous professional basketball leagues, including the Women’s Pro Basketball League, the Women’s American Basketball Association and men’s professional United States Basketball League
  • Member of the Phoenix Mercury during the inaugural WNBA season in 1997 before embarking on her coaching and front office career the following year with the Detroit Shock
  • Became the first woman to coach a professional men’s basketball team in 2009, when she took over the Texas Legends of the NBA Development League, then became the second woman to serve as an assistant coach in the NBA in 2025 with the Sacramento Kings
  • Member of the Naismith Basketball and Women’s Basketball Halls of Fame, among others

Janice Lawrence-Braxton

  • Four-year star at Louisiana Tech, helping the program to national championships in 1981 and 1982 and earned All-America honors in 1983 and 1984
  • Named MVP of the 1982 NCAA Tournament, finishing as the tournament’s leading scorer
  • Won National Player of the Year honors in 1984 after averaging better than 21 points per game
  • Soon after graduation, member of the Team USA squad that took home the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal—one of three international gold medals she won in her time with USA Basketball
  • Enjoyed a long professional career, including 13 seasons in Europe and three years with the WNBA’s Cleveland Rockers (1997-1999)
  • Enshrined into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006

Satou Sabally

  • Enjoyed her most successful professional season in 2023 with the Dallas Wings, earning first-team All-WNBA accolades—and WNBA Most Improved Player—after averaging 18.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game
  • Named to the 2021 and 2023 WNBA All-Star Games
  • Drafted second overall by the Wings in the 2020 WNBA Draft and named to the WNBA All-Rooke Team after averaging 13.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game
  • One of the top players in the Pac-12 in each of her three seasons with the Oregon Ducks, earning numerous All-Conference and national honors
  • Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year in 2018 and was a first-team All-Conference and WBCA honorable mention All-American in 2019
  • Won the Cheryl Miller Award as the nation’s top small forward and was an WBCA First-Team All-American in 2020 as the Ducks finished the year ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press rankings

Team Miller Coaches

Cheryl Miller

  • Four-time All-American, three-time National Player of the Year and two-time NCAA Champion—boasting one of the most complete college resumes in college basketball history and was the first player in USC basketball history, man or woman, to have their jersey retired
  • Won five international gold medals with USA Basketball, including the 1984 Olympic Gold in Los Angeles
  • Pivoted to a long career as a coach and broadcaster after injuries derailed her post-collegiate career
  • Served as an assistant coach at her alma mater from 1986-91 before taking over for two seasons, posting a 42-14 record
  • Named head coach and general manager of the Phoenix Mercury from 1997-2000, then returned to the college game in 2014 at Langston University and Cal State Los Angeles from 2016-19
  • Member of the Naismith Basketball, Women’s Basketball and FIBA Halls of Fame, among others

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke

  • Enjoyed one of the most successful WNBA careers in history, winning four championships, earning two WNBA MVP honors and claiming three league scoring titles in her first four seasons
  • Guided the Houston Comets to championships in each of the first four seasons of the WNBA (1997-2000)
  • Four-year letterwinner at USC from 1982-86, helping the program to a pair of national championships alongside teammate Cheryl Miller
  • After a 15-year professional career, that also saw her enjoy international success by winning the 1988 Olympic Gold Medal, began a long run as a collegiate head coach that included stops at Prairie View A&M, UNC Wilmington, Texas Southern and USC
  • Helped her teams to six conference championships and eight postseason appearances
  • Member of the Naismith Basketball and Women’s Basketball Halls of Fame

Kelsey Plum

  • The No. 1 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the then San Antonio Stars, which became the Las Vegas Aces in 2018, and has spent her entire six-year career with the franchise
  • Helped the Aces to back-to-back WNBA championships in 2022 and 2023 and was named a first-team All-WNBA performer in 2022
  • Earned honors twice as a WNBA All Star, including winning game MVP honors in 2022
  • Enjoyed one of the most prolific collegiate careers of all-time, ending her career at Washington as the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer with 3,527 points
  • The unanimous National Player of the Year in 2017 after averaging 31.7 points per game, helping the Huskies to as high as No. 7 in the national polls and a regional semifinal appearance
  • Also enjoyed a successful international career with USA Basketball, highlighted by four gold medals—including the first Olympic Gold Medal in 3×3 Basketball at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics