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June 15, 2015

Excerpt from The Players’ Tribune
By Dawn Staley, Contributor

I live by two mottos:

A disciplined person can do anything.

Dare to do what you don’t want to get what you do want.

I never wanted to be a coach. But sometimes you think you know what you want, and then life happens.

I was a baller — a (relatively) short but determined girl from Philly with an intense passion for the game. Basketball was — is — my life. Collegiate. Professional. National. Throughout my career, I helped lead my teams to league championships, national championships, gold medals.

I wanted to win. I wanted to stretch myself. I wanted to challenge and be challenged.

That’s how coaching lured me in.

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