Chat with Dawn Staley

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Tedy Bruschi Staley was an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics.

Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, South Carolina women's basketball coach and one of the best women's basketball players to ever play, Dawn Staley chats as part of ESPN.com's tribute to Black History Month.

Staley, took over the Gamecocks program in May 2008 after eight seasons at Temple. The Philadelphia native led the Owls to a record of 172-80, took them to six NCAA tournaments and won four Atlantic 10 titles. In 2007, Dawn was voted Philadelphia's "Best College Coach" in Philadelphia Magazine's "Best of Philly" edition.

As a member of USA Basketball, Staley was named USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year in 1994 and 2004. She is just one of three women in American history to win three consecutive Olympic basketball gold medals. Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoops are the other two.

Mechelle Voepel, a regular contributor to ESPN.com explains how Staley leads the way for a new wave of coaches.

Send your questions now and join Staley Thursday at 4 p.m. ET!

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