It was another exciting and thrilling year of the women’s college basketball championships at the 2018 Final Four games held in Columbus, Ohio. Dawson Community College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. was able to experience another outstanding atmosphere at the annual convention. This will be Coach Lagmay’s 14th year overall attending the Final Four convention and games as a collegiate men’s and women’s basketball coach.
Coach Lagmay has been an active and serving member of the WBCA. He is a current member of the Two-Year College Coaches’ WBCA All-American Team and National Coach of the Year committee. Lagmay also is in his second year as a Mentor/Facilitator in the WBCA’s Coach to Coach Mentoring Program. His mentoring group of coaches this year were from California, Washington and New Mexico. Coach Lagmay and Dawson Community College women’s basketball have also been recognized with national awards in the WBCA having the highest team grade point average the last two years in a row.
This year also marked Coach Lagmay’s second active role in the WBCA Final Four Convention while head coach at Dawson. He has presented six speaking sessions in the WBCA overall since becoming a member in 2006. He was able to represent DCC in 2015, speaking at a roundtable session. This year he led a coaches huddle discussion on a session called Coaches Therapy. Coaches Therapy was an open discussed, facilitated session where coaches can vent the dilemmas, frustrations and rewards of being in the coaching profession.
Coach Lagmay commented on the convention and games, “It is always a joy to gather around your colleagues and network. Professional development in the WBCA convention has guided me to much success as an overall basketball coach. I’m also glad to represent Dawson and Glendive on a national level by being able to teach and learn from others in the profession as a national community. And the final four games this year….were definitely worth watching again!”
Since 1981, the WBCA has been an advocate for women's and girls' basketball, and today it remains a member-driven association focused on unifying coaches at all levels and fostering the development of the game at every level. The WBCA's membership is composed of collegiate, high school, junior high school, club, youth, national, international and Olympic coaches. Other members include former players, members of the media, sports information directors, officials and fans of the sport. The WBCA is committed to serving its members and helping to grow women's basketball by providing educational programming, networking opportunities, information and news, legislative and rules updates, and acting as the collective voice of the membership to the NCAA and other governing bodies in the sport. (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association)