MSU Senior, Peyton Ferris pulls up for 3 of her game high 22 against Idaho (Ted Dawson/MTN Sports)

(Editor’s note: Montana State University media release)

BOZEMAN – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) is pleased to announce the class for the 15th annual “So You Want To Be A Coach” program.

Montana State senior standout Peyton Ferris was the only Big Sky Conference player selected to the list of 60 student-athletes covering NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA. Each member will participate in the three-day workshop held March 29-31 in conjunction with the WBCA Convention in Dallas.

“I’m excited for Peyton to have an opportunity to be part of a national program that has opened doors for student-athletes that want to get into the coaching profession,” said MSU head coach Tricia Binford. “Peyton already has such a solid foundation in the game and I know she’ll be an outstanding coach some day at any level. The women’s basketball program is very thankful for the support from administration and the Fast Break Club to offer this opportunity to Peyton.”

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The objectives of the “So” program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women’s basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, and raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women’s basketball.

“We continue to invest in young, aspiring coaches through our ‘So You Want To Be A Coach’ program,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew. “Each year, the WBCA family reinforces our support for this important entry-level program. We have high expectations for these graduating student-athletes and the future contributions they will make to the game of women’s basketball.”

Ferris joins former Bobcat players Ausha Cole and Alexa Dawkins as past ‘So’ program participants from MSU. Dawkins is currently an assistant women’s basketball coach at Seattle Pacific.