December 12, 2023
Locked on Women’s Basketball: Alicia Berber, Cheryl Miller and the fight for Riverside CC’s soul
Berber and Miller discuss their fight for better working conditions for community college coaches
Alicia Berber should be, by all rights, a hero celebrated by Riverside City College, where she played before moving on to the Pac-10, and now coaches the women’s basketball team. Instead she’s been forced to sue her employer over working conditions, won, and is suing again over a set of hurdles you have to hear to believe. On today’s episode of Locked on Women’s Basketball, good friend and Riverside legend Cheryl Miller, who you might know as perhaps the greatest living player, and host Howard Megdal talk about the latest and what’s next.
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“I have plenty of support from other community college coaches that really just keep me grounded and trying to understand even the bigger picture,” Berber said on the podcast. “It’s completely bigger than me; it’s for every young lady that ever aspires to be a coach, that is playing basketball, for every young woman that wants to be an administrator, that wants to be an athletic director — really honestly being in the community college level coaching that many years. There are so many stories and so many female coaches in the California community colleges that are going through the same things. And it is just my mission to bring light to this.”
Be sure to listen to today’s episode to learn more about Berber’s experience, and what she’s doing to bring awareness to this cause.
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