The head coach of this year's March Madness dark horse says too many people assume her husband leads the team
- Former WNBA great
Adia Barneshas found unprecedented success as head coachof the Arizona Wildcats.
- This year, she led the Wildcats to their first national championship game in program history.
- But Barnes recently revealed that many people assume her husband is the team's head coach.
Adia Barnes has achieved unprecedented success as the head coach of the Arizona Wildcats, her alma mater.
"It happens all the time," she said. "They'll think he's the head coach and I get kind of offended. I'm like 'No, actually, I'm the head coach!'"Barnes has been more successful than any other head coach in the Arizona program's history - and she's just five years into her head coaching tenure. The former WNBA star led the No. 3 Wildcats to their first-ever Final Four appearance in this year's NCAA tournament.
Throughout her team's exceptional March Madness run, Barnes was still breastfeeding her 5-month-old. Working moms across the country expressed admiration for the 44-year-old."I think about what a role model I am for my players," Barnes told Kotb. "They can see - you can be a mom, you can wear all these different hats, and you can kick ass at both of them." Other
Check out Kotb's full interview with Barnes, Lynn, and Hammon below:
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