Nancy Lieberman has basically the most impressive resume you’ll find in the world of sports. She was a two-time National Player of the Year in college where she won two national championships at Old Dominion (averaging 20.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 7.9 assists….AS A FRESHMAN!), won a silver medal in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal as a teenager, then went on to play professionally in both women’s AND men’s professional leagues, including WNBA playing time in her 50s, then later did the same as a coach, becoming the first female head coach of an NBA D-League team before eventually landing a role as an assistant with the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. But as proud as those moments were for the redhead from Queens, NY, talking about her son, current Richmond Spider TJ Cline, perhaps puts the biggest smile on her face.
I had the honor of catching up with Nancy on Skype this morning to talk about her accomplishments as well as the rise of her son TJ as he prepares for a professional career himself after this upcoming senior season with the Spiders.