AC Spotlight: Khadija Head, Kennesaw State WBB

Khadija Head
Kennesaw State University Women’s Basketball
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Education: Murray State University; Slippery Rock University
Twitter @headcoachead
Email: khead13 [at]

The moment you first realized that you might like to make coaching part of your career.

When I was a freshman in college on the Murray State University women’s basketball team.  I knew each day would be one less day. One less day…that I participated in a sport I’ve known since the age of five.  There was no fork in the road, it was only coaching

Outside of mentors, talk about one or more ways you’ve learned some aspect of coaching.

I learn so many player development tidbits by watching social media.  It’s a powerful, cost efficient resource that fits in your pocket. There are some fantastic personal trainers who love to share.   Not to mention, it gives you access to how the once untouchable athletes train.

Best career or work advice you ever received.

The best career advice I ever read is SWSWSWSW – some will, some won’t, so what, someone’s waiting (Jack Canfield)

What is one thing you didn’t know about what coaches do before you got into coaching?

I didn’t realize coaches sacrifice so many pieces of themselves to lift up the next generation even if it means self-sacrifice.  Coaching is an honorable profession that is heightened when the coach invest in themselves as much as they invest in others. This concept promotes all involved which in turn promotes each individual where needed most.

Your dream lunch date. One coach. Any sport. Any level. Living or dead. Who is it?

My first year coaching self (May 2005).  I would encourage this young aspiring coach to pause and look around.  Notice your surroundings, notice your interactions, and notice yourself for these are all indicators of your journey.

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