The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.
December's Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Head Women's Basketball Coach Barvenia Wooten.
Barvenia is responsible for overseeing and managing the women’s varsity basketball program, recruiting talented high school student athletes mostly from the Jacksonville area. Her program is designed to provide a positive, inspiring and competitive atmosphere that allows these women to succeed on the court, in the classroom and beyond. In addition, she and her team consistently participate and volunteer in many athletic and community events and forums including Title IX Day, Girls & Sports Day, and Generation WOW. Coach Wooten is also an active member of FSCJ’s History & Heritage Months Committee, through which she recently coordinated the International/Professional Sports Day.
Coach Wooten holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Virginia Union University (VUU) and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Nyack College. She is a member of the Women’s Basketball College Association, Alliance of Women’s Coaches and the NCAA Academy of Excellence. She has a total of 17 years of coaching at all collegiate levels as well as the WNBA as well as 21 years of experience in the financial services industry, eight years with the federal government and five years in private industry.
Prior to joining FSCJ, Coach Wooten was the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at VUU, from 2010-15 where she was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Coach of the Year in 2012. That same year her team won the North Division of the CIAA.
Coach Wooten is also a highly decorated student athlete having been inducted into the VUU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and then into the Cincinnati Communiplex Hall of Fame. Eleven years later, she was honored by the CIAA as a Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary recipient. In 2013, she was inducted into the Cincinnati Public School Athletic Hall of Fame.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching empowering videos and traveling when time permits to spend time with her family, grandchildren and friends.
Our spotlight shines on each campus/center at least once a year. Nominations for the spotlight may be directed to your campus representative or any officer.