COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) High Performance Committee and U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Christina Schwab are excited to announce the remainder of the team staff for the 2022 Toyota Team U.S.A Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. Joining Schwab on the sidelines as assistant coaches are Desiree Miller of Monroe, Washington, Ryan Hynes of Germantown, Wisconsin, and Eve Hampton of Seattle, Washington. The other two team staff members are Jennifer Kingsby of San Jose, California, as medical staff and Nikki Campbell of Clancy, Montana, as team leader.
Miller is a retired two-time Paralympian and Paralympic gold medalist for U.S.A Women’s Wheelchair Basketball. She competed in the 2012 London Paralympic games and the 2016 Rio Paralympic games. Her playing career with Team U.S.A spanned from 2007-2017 includes several medals and being named team captain for many of those teams. She is a former assistant coach for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s team in the NWBA Intercollegiate Division, where she also participated as a coach for many summer wheelchair basketball camps. Miller’s passion lies in the growth and development of young women in this sport, along with creating a positive space where women can feel confident in themselves.
Hynes has played wheelchair basketball since 2005. Hynes was a two-time Intercollegiate Division All-American during his playing career at University of Alabama and was a part of the University of Alabama’s first national championship for their men’s team in 2013. Hynes has been a part of four NWBA National Championships as both a player and coach during his time at University of Alabama. Hynes graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 2014 and taught in the Tuscaloosa (AL) area for two years before getting into coaching. Hynes is the current head coach of women's wheelchair basketball team at the University of Alabama, and in his sixth year overall coaching. During his personal time Hynes loves hanging out with his wife, Caitlin, and his dog, Maddie. Hynes is a cancer survivor and a diehard Green Bay Packer's fan.
Hampton has played for teams in the NWBA's Junior, Intercollegiate, Women's, Division I, and Division III over the last two decades. Hampton grew up in the Seattle area and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, on academic and athletic scholarships for the university’s women’s wheelchair basketball team. After graduating summa cum laude, Hampton received her master’s degree in counseling from Arizona State University. Hampton serves as the assistant coach for the Seattle Sonics in Division I and plays for the Seattle Storm in the Women’s Division in the NWBA. Additionally, Hampton plays on the Edmonton Inferno, part of the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League in Edmonton, Alberta.
Campbell is a long-standing fitness and wellness professional: Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and a Certified Inclusive Fitness Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy and a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion with an emphasis on Sports Performance and Injury Prevention. She has seven years of experience working as a Wellness Coach at the Mayo Clinic and has held various programmatic positions within the disabled sports industry. Campbell’s passion for improving physical and mental health has spanned throughout her career and in her work with individuals of all ages and ability levels in and out of the gym. Born a Midwest native, she now resides in the mountains of Montana with her husband Paul and ‘fur kids’ Sonny, Barley and, Autumn. Campbell is a certified kettlebell sport coach and athlete, artist, and backcountry enthusiast. In her free time, you will find her in the gym lifting or swinging heavy things or outside enjoying the Montana backcountry.
Kingsby began her education at Sierra Community College in Rocklin, California, and later earned a bachelor’s degree (Kinesiology – Athletic Training) from California State University, Fresno, and a master’s degree (Kinesiology – Sport Performance) California State University, Sacramento. Kingsby will be entering her 19th year as the Head Athletic Trainer of Alfred Ely Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia. Kinsgby is the daughter of Washington Kingsby, Jr. (deceased) and Dr. Barbara Kingsby-Stroble. Kingsby gets her love and passion for sport from her father, the coach of the Ivory Coast’s 1964 Tokyo Olympic Boxing Team, and her level head from her mother, an educator, her High School Principal, and a Superintendent. Jennifer is overjoyed to have this opportunity to assist these athletes in reaching their peak Paralympic potential. Jennifer would also like to give a special thank you to Mary Vacala (former medical staff member for the U.S. Men’s Wheelchair Basketball National Team) for her mentoring, support, and constant advocacy.