More and more women are getting opportunities to coach up men and now a Midlands program used to winning is making history in that arena.
Ridge View has hired former Gamecock point guard Khadijah Sessions as an assistant boys basketball coach and head junior varsity head coach. She becomes the first female basketball coach in the Columbia area to work as a boys coach.
Sessions, a two-time captain at South Carolina, played under Dawn Staley from 2012-2016. She replaces another former Gamecock in Carlos Powell who left to become the new head coach at Wilson High School.
A former Myrtle Beach standout, Sessions was named the state's Gatorade Player of the Year and a Parade All-American in her senior year with the Seahawks. A three-year starter at the point for the Gamecocks, Sessions had a professional career in Finland and also earned a spot on Team USA's roster for the 2019 AmeriCup which saw her help that unit win a gold medal.
Sessions will now be on the bench for a Blazer program which has won the last three 4A state championships.
Her passion for hoops has continued as she has worked as trainer and she also created the SC Women's Pro-Am, a summer league for collegiate and professional players. Sessions has also worked as an analyst for the SEC Network.