It’s been exciting and rewarding for Hudl to be the official video and data platform for Ladies Ball. We’re excited to partner with this organization to recognize the importance of women's sports and honor some of the coaches who are changing girls’ basketball for the better. 

We’re proud to highlight these five hard-working winners who have gone above and beyond for their teams. These coaches have not only shown what it takes to be a leader for these young athletes, but have also helped pave the way for their bright futures.

Caesar Harris, Maryland Lady Threat

A hardworking and dedicated coach, Harris began his legacy just six years ago. He has continued to coach multiple sports, but has been specifically focused on his Maryland Lady Threat program. His traveling basketball team has already been recognized nationally.

Harris is inspired every day by his 11-year-old daughter, who makes him want to be a positive influence for other girls in the game. By changing the narrative and providing world-class resources—such as elite training facilities, programs and mentorships—he’s guiding his players toward very bright futures. 

Harper Musselman, Oklahoma Swarm 

A powerful force on and off of the court, Musselman is a dominant influence on the national level for girls’ basketball. Young girls need to have strong women in the industry to look up to so they know what their future can hold—Musselman is providing just that. 

An alumnus of the Oklahoma Swarm and Yukon High School in Oklahoma, she has continued her passion for coaching the Swarm academy teams and continues to improve the girls’ basketball community of Oklahoma City. Musselman was a multi-position player with many talents, but her incredible competitive fire continues to help her now as she coaches.

Doug Bush, Alabama Southern Starz 

For 21 years (and counting), Bush has been an advocate for girls’ basketball. Bush has built a legendary program in Huntsville (Ala.), producing top women basketball players from all over the country. Not only is he encouraging athletes to succeed, his program also is part of the prestigious NIKE EYBL network. 

His passion and drive to create the best basketball experience possible for girls in his program is truly an inspiration.  

D’wan Shackleford Vickroy, Ohio Impact 

As a powerful player herself, Vickroy has been a great role model for girls looking for a career in sports. She played basketball and volleyball at The Ohio State University, earning both academic and athletic records during her time there. She also continued her career in the Swedish Basketball League. 

Now a coach for Ohio Impact and high school basketball and volleyball, she also advocates for nutrition and wellness for all her athletes.

Jeremiah Walden, ETA Thunder 2027

Sports can be expensive, but Walden recognizes every athlete deserves to experience the same opportunities. He works with local area businesses to sponsor his club and cover travel costs for his athletes. 

Coach Walden works hard to ensure his athletes have every chance to play in college, if that’s their goal.

Each coach is well-deserving of this award—it’s clear they all go the extra mile for their athletes. Women’s basketball is changing with the help of these outstanding coaches.