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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2023
TING PAVILION, DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTESVILLE
Amaka Agugua-Hamilton became head women’s basketball coach at the University of Virginia in March 2022 after serving as the head coach at Missouri State for three seasons. The two-time MVC Coach of the year won two Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles (2020, 2021) and led her teams to two NCAA Tournaments (2021, 2022), including a Sweet 16 trip in 2020-21. Agugua-Hamilton made an immediate impact in Charlottesville, tallying 15 wins and leading the Cavaliers to a top-25 ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll for the first time since 2010. Her Cavaliers went 11-0 in non-conference play, just the third time UVA was undefeated in non-conference action, earning her ESPN.com Coach of the Week. The enthusiasm for the squad built throughout the season, ranking fourth in attendance in the ACC, including drawing 6,378 fans for the final home game of the season. The first African-American female head coach for any sport at Missouri State, Agugua-Hamilton is a 20-year veteran of Division I women’s basketball, including five seasons as a player at Hofstra. Prior to taking over the Missouri State program, she was on the staff at Michigan State from 2013-19, the last four years as associate head coach, after serving as assistant coach and recruiter at Old Dominion and Virginia Commonwealth University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Hofstra in 2005 and received her master’s degree in sports leadership and administration from VCU in 2007. Agugua-Hamilton married Billy Hamilton in 2017 and they have a son, Eze, born in April 2018.
Dr. Royal A. Gurley, Jr. was named Superintendent of Charlottesville City Schools in September 2021. Dr. Gurley is an educator and equity ambassador with 20 years of experience who is committed to transformational leadership that prioritizes access and opportunities to learn for all students. Prior to coming to Charlottesville, Dr. Gurley served as the assistant superintendent for academic services for the Dinwiddie County Public Schools since 2017. There, in addition to maintaining 100% accreditation for all the district’s schools, he focused efforts and resources to support the goal of all students reading on level by grade three. He also organized an equity task force that evaluated school policies and curriculum through a lens of cultural relevance and inclusivity. Dr. Gurley currently serves in statewide roles as a member of the Virginia Department of Education Equity Task Force and Return to School Task Force and a member of the Virginia Social Emotional Learning Stakeholder Workgroup. Dr. Gurley earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Master of Education, and Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from Virginia State University. Additionally, he earned a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Instructional Technology and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Most recently, Dr. Gurley completed the Urban Superintendents Academy at the University of Southern California. Dr. Gurley and his husband, Derrek Carter-Gurley, live in Charlottesville with their labradoodle, Cooper. Dr. Gurley is a native of Sussex County, Virginia and an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
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