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Adia Barnes
Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Experience: 2 Years

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Adia Barnes carries an impressive basketball resume into her second year on the University of Washington women's basketball staff.

The leading scorer in the history of University of Arizona women's basketball, Adia was a three time all-conference selection and Pac-10 player of the year in 1997-98. She currently ranks sixth among all-time conference scoring leaders. Barnes also had a 12 year professional career that included a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm in 2004 and extensive overseas experience with stops in the Ukraine, Israel, Turkey, Russia and Italy.

On the Huskies staff, Barnes works with back court players and focuses on academic compliance. She also plays a key role in scouting and recruiting efforts. During her first season in the collegiate coaching ranks, the "Dawgs" reversed a five year losing record and posted their first twenty win campaign in a decade.

"I love Seattle and I'm thrilled to be part of Coach McGuff's staff," says Barnes. "His emphasis on building a national powerhouse program in a supportive, family atmosphere is a perfect fit for me. I'm very lucky to learn from one of the best college coaches in the game and to be able to positively impact student athletes' lives -- on and off the court."

Barnes has been a fixture in the Seattle area since 2002 through her Adia Barnes Foundation, which mentors under-served youth and conducts charitable events and community service projects such as school supply drives. In cooperation with the Huskies marketing department, the foundation also promotes ticket sales through efforts such as Barnes' Dawgs.

She formerly served as Director of Player and Coach Development at Seattle Academy and is widely known throughout the Puget Sound region as a broadcaster for NBA TV and Fox Sports Northwest. She recently completed her sixth season as the lead color commentator for the Seattle Storm radio broadcasts on AM 1090, KPTK radio.

Adia is a native of San Diego, CA and resides in Seattle with her husband, Salvo Coppa.

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