Santa Clara, Calif. (September 21) – The Alliance of Women Coaches announced on Wednesday that MIT women's basketball head coach Sonia Raman was selected to serve on its Coaches Council for the next two years.
The Alliance of Women Coaches is dedicated to leading the field of women coaches, at all levels, by providing support, resources, events and programs which address the needs and interests of its members. The Coaches Council is a sounding board for the Executive Director to ensure that the Alliance is thoughtfully and strategically serving women coaches from all sports and all levels. Additionally, members serve as ambassadors for the Alliance in their respective coaching communities and networks.
"It is an honor to be asked to serve on this council for the Alliance of Women Coaches," said Raman. "After attending the Women's Coaches Academy, I feel very strongly about the great work done by Meghan Kahn and her staff at the Alliance as well as its membership of coaches across all sports. I am excited to help further the organization's vision any way that I can."
The 2016 and 2017 NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Raman is MIT's all-time winningest coach as she enters her 10th season at the helm of the Engineers' women's basketball program.
Under Raman's tutelage, MIT has generated 44 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference accolades, including a league and program-high seven during the 2016-17 season. The Engineers have appeared in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 on four occasions, highlighted by top-10 placements in 2010-11 (third place) and 2016-17 (seventh place). Raman's student-athletes have garnered a trio of CoSIDA Academic All-America honors to go along with one NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship selection.
Eight of Raman's student-athletes have earned NEWMAC All-Conference accolades, including a pair of conference Rookie of the Year awards. She has also had three seniors selected to participate in the New England Women's Basketball Association Senior Classic.
In addition to leading the Engineers on the court, Raman fills a key role as the Assistant Director of Compliance for the nation's most expansive athletic program.