Barvenia Wooten is a native of Cincinnati Ohio. where she distinguished herself as an outstanding student athlete, an All-American who has achieved much success as a standout student-athlete, and a basketball coach. With over forty years of experience, she is a five-time hall of famer, twice inducted into the CIAA as a player and the NCAA DII 40th Anniversary Team, she has earned numerous awards and accolades.

Prior to serving as the Vice President of Operations for the WABL, Coach Wooten was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach Florida State College at Jacksonville from 2016-19 and at her alma mater, Virginia Union University, from 2010-2015.  While at VUU, she was named the CIAA Coach of the Year in 2012. 

Barvenia’s playing career includes fifteen years as a professional. She has played on such teams as the Philadelphia Rage of the American Basketball League (ABL), Hoop Booth of the NWBL, and the Maryland Sparks of the Washington Basketball League (WBL), in Largo, Maryland.

In 1983, Barvenia earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Virginia Union University. Twenty-six years later, in 2009, she returned to college and earned her Master’s in Organizational Leader, from Nyack College, Washington, DC.

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Vicki is a native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. As a successful standout student-athlete, McDonald’s All-American nominee, and Adidas Top Ten her senior year in high school, Vicki Collier brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the league. She was heavily recruited by Division I & II colleges and universities. Choosing Old Dominion University (ODU), and during her four years, she won three Conference Titles under the legendary coach, Wendy Larry. 


After leaving ODU due to knee injuries, Vicki transferred to Virginia Union University and helped her mom, Barvenia win the 2012 CIAA Northern Division Championship, where she made the ALL-CIAA team and lead the State of Virginia’s All-Star that same year.  For the next three years, from 2012-15, Vickie would join the coaching staff as an assistant coach under the leadership of her mother, Coach Wooten.


In high school, Vickie lettered in Volley, Basketball, and track & field.  She was the Maryland State High Jump Champion, and the Triple Jump Champion in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In addition to playing sports, she danced for Giddes Dance & Performance Teams of Largo High School, which earned her prestige and performances in the Washington Metropolitan Area.


Vicki earned her bachelor’s in Accounting from Old Dominion University in 2012. In 2016, she earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Management, from West Virginia University.  Her playing career includes over six years of professional basketball with such teams as Lady Warriors of the WADA, Military Teams, including overseas in China.



Stephen Lewis is a former four-sport athlete at Henrico High School, making his mark most notably in basketball where he scored over 1,000 points as a four-year starter with the varsity before graduating in 2000. Lewis finished college in 2004  at Virginia Union with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications. He worked as a sports reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch from 2002-2007, and continued in media with Fox Richmond from 2007-2010, running the now defunct but then cutting-edge high-school sports website, DigitalSports. Lewis currently coaches football and basketball at St. Christopher's School, and is the Assistant Director of Athletics, and Director of Sports Information at the JK-12 private school.




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Kawaune Rawlings

Kawaune Rawlings was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. After being a two-year starter at Varina High School, Coach Rawlings pursued his basketball journey at Essex County College (Newark, NJ), where he earned his Associates Degree in Health and Physical Education. After Essex County College, Coach Rawlings attended Longwood University (Farmville, VA), where he started 22 games as a walk-on and earned his Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education.


In 2012, Coach Rawlings started his career in teaching and coaching at John Rolfe Middle School. In the span of 8 years, he has coached girls and boys on the middle school and high school level. In 2016, Coach Rawlings also obtained his Master’s Degree in Sports and Recreation from Ohio University (Athens Ohio).


Coach Rawlings is currently employed by Henrico County Public Schools as an elementary school Physical Education Teacher. Coach Rawlings is married to Kristal Rawlings and has 4 children: Kaleb (14). Kalyn (10), Kaden (7), and Kason (5).