PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Congratulations are in order for Philadelphia’s own Dawn Staley. She led her South Carolina Gamecocks to another national championship.
South Carolina cruised to a 64 to 49 win, over UConn for the Women’s National Championship – the second title for Staley and the Gamecocks.5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
Destanni Henderson led the team with 26 points, ending the Huskies’ undefeated streak in championship games.
Here’s what coach Staley had to say about drawing from experience from her first championship win.READ MORE: VIDEO: Police Searching For Suspect Accused Of Carjacking 81-Year-Old Man In North Philadelphia
“I learned that — that culture matters. I learned that chemistry matters. So you need players who have, you know, an incredible insatiable desire to want to a championship or else it won’t take place,” Staley said.
Staley grew up in North Philly and went to Dobbins Technical High School.MORE NEWS: Father Of 18-Year-Old Killed In Sand Collapse On Toms River Beach Shares Message Remembering Son
She’s now the first Black coach in men’s or women’s Division I basketball history to win multiple national championships. Congratulations to her!