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Petersen, Anthony to Participate in 2024 Next Generation Institute

Petersen, Anthony to Participate in 2024 Next Generation Institute

ATLANTA – Miami women’s basketball is excited to announce that associate head coach Fitzroy Anthony and assistant coach Josh Petersen are to participate in the 2024 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Next Generation Institute as announced by the WBCA Wednesday, Feb. 14. 

Miami is just one of two programs across the nation to have two coaches participating in the Next Generation Institute, with only UNC-Wilmington as the other school with two attendees. Only 30 schools across NCAA Division I, II and III will have a participant in the 2024 WBCA Next Generation Institute.

Associate head coach Anthony is in his ninth year with the program after joining as an assistant in May of 2015. The Canes tout a 179-97 record during his tenure, while advancing to the NCAA Tournament eight times, including the 2023 NCAA Elite Eight appearance. The Antigua native has helped produce nine All-ACC honorees, two WBCA All-America Honorable Mention recipients and three Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) draft picks. 

Assistant coach Josh Petersen is in his second season on the Miami sidelines, serving on the staff that made Miami’s first-ever NCAA Elite Eight. The primary coach for UM’s post players, Petersen spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Panthers before coming to Coral Gables. The Texas native got his start in the ACC as an undergraduate assistant and graduate assistant with the Florida State women’s basketball program. He also spent four years in Asheville, N.C., as an assistant, winning two Big South Conference Tournament crowns with UNC Asheville.

The Next Generation Institute is an education program for experienced assistant coaches aspiring to be head coaches at all NCAA levels from Division I to III. Eligible assistant coaches must be current members of the WBCA, have at least five years of experience as an assistant and be nominated by their head coach. 

The Next Generation Institute curriculum focuses on the qualities needed to lead a program and be a problem solver in the complex world of higher education and intercollegiate athletics. Those participating meet prior (virtually), during (in person) and after (virtually) the WBCA Convention, taking place April 4-7 in Cleveland, Ohio.