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Is Dawn Staley Married? Husband, Gay, Partner, Parents & More

By Staff Writer | On: 15 Nov, 2018
Is Dawn Staley Married? Husband, Gay, Partner, Parents & More

Quick Information

Date of Birth 1970-05-04
Nationality American
Profession American basketball player
Marital Status Single
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Boyfriend/Dating Not Known
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity Mixed
Net Worth $1 Million (Estimated)
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 5 Feet 6 Inches (168 cm)
Education University of Virginia
Siblings Four Siblings
Parents Estelle Staley (Mother), Clarence Staley (Father)

Famed basketball legend Dawn Staley is a perfect example for those women, who underestimate themselves. With a sharp mind and positive attitude, Dawn has overcome all hardships in her life and have brightened her career with three prestigious Olympic Gold medal.

Dawn Staley Bio, Parents

Dawn was born on 4 May 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She stands at an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches(1.68m) and bears an ideal weight of 60.8kg. She was brought up alongside her big sister, who nurtured and took care of Dawn as a second mother.

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From a young age, Dawn loved playing basketball just like Pam Oliver. For her academics, she attended Murrell Dobbins Tech High School and later, graduated with a degree in the Rhetoric and Communications Studies from the University of Virginia.

Dawn credits her mother, Estelle for her bright educational background, as she took Dawn’s life and career seriously. Her mom’s dedication has now contributed Dawn to excel both in studies and basketball.

But sadly, her mother passed away in 2017 because of Alzheimer. Before mom, Dawn lost her dad in 2006 because of an unknown illness.

Dawn Staley poses with her dog on a stadium on 2 October 2018 (Photo: Dawn Staley's Instagram)

Seeing on the positive side, Dawn, however, made her parents proud before they left the world. As of now, she pets a puppy, Champion, who accompany her most of the times.

Career Plus Net Worth

Dawn has been serving as a coach since early 2000. She is an inspiring leader, who has been pushing and motivating the students for nearly two decades.

Well, Dawn has also protected her name from controversies and scandals as well. For instance, in February 2018, she filed a lawsuit against athletic director Jim Sterk, who passed inappropriate comments to Dawn. But later on, the lawsuit was settled with an agreement in May 2018.

Dawn Staley has made huge achievements throughout her career, she was one of the early pioneers of women’s professional basketball, playing in the ABL for the Richmond Rage and later in the WNBA for the Sting and Comets.

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Along with holding the flag during the opening ceremony of the 2004 Olympic Summer Games, she has also won around three Olympic Gold medals. 

After retiring from basketball as a player, Dawn went on to become a coach and worked as the head coach for women’s basketball team at Temple University from 2000 to 2008. 

Dawn is also a five-time WNBA All-Star. She was voted as one of the top 15 players in WNBA history in 2011. 

As of now, Dawn is still coaching. She recently coached her Home team for All-Star Celebrity and her team ended up winning with a total of 82 scores with 22 assists from Famous, a comedian. 

Because of her hard work, Dawn’s professionalism has been extended to 31 March 2025. As the most paid basketball coach, her base salary has been increased to 650K dollars, which have elevated her confined net worth.

Dawn Staley Married To Husband Or Gay? 

When it comes to Dawn’s personal life, she has safely hidden it behind her prosperous career. Though she never spilled the beans concerning her love life, Dawn is seen joking about having a husband.

Also, she never discriminates lesbian and gay people and is ready to welcome any qualified person in her team irrespective of gender preference. Supporting the statement, Dawn hired a gay female assistant, Melanie Balcomb, back in March 2017. 

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But, her act of equalizing every people caught her in the rumors of being a lesbian. 

Dawn Staley indicates herself and her female friend as a married couple jokingly on 7 May 2018 (Photo: Dawn Staley's Twitter)

In addition to this, Dawn also mentioned her friend Lisa Boyner on 7 May 2018 on Twitter as her married partner of ten years. But as she never seems to be serious while talking about a relationship, it is unsure if Dawn is gay, straight or a single woman without a husband.


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