Varsity Girls Head Basketball Coach
Sophia Young-Malcolm was born in Kingston, St. Vincent and the Grenadine and moved to the U.S. as an exchange student at age 15. She attended Evangel Academy (La.), where she started playing basketball and was a three-year standout for the Eagles. She was named 2002 all-state and District 1-5A MVP, and was also a member of her school's Honor Society and Student Council. Sophia was sworn in as a U.S. citizen on Sept. 2, 2011.
She graduated from Baylor in 2006 with her teaching credential and earned her master's degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2011. During her four years at Baylor she was an NCAA Championship (2005); NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2005); Kodak First Team All-America Team (2005, 2006); Associated Press First Team All-America (2006); Associated Press Second Team All-America (2005); USBWA First Team All-America Team (2005, 2006); Big 12 10th Anniversary Team (2006); Big 12 Player of the Year (2006); Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team (2004, 2005, 2006); Big 12 Championship MVP (2005); All-Big 12 Defensive Team (2006); All-Big 12 First Team (2004, 2005, 2006); All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2003).
Sophia was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2006 and has remained with the team for 10 season as an incredible athlete: WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2012; All-WNBA first team: 2008; All-WNBA second team: 2007, 2009, 2012; WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2008; WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2006; WNBA All-Star Games: 2006, 2007, 2009 (also competed for the WNBA team in the WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun game that was conducted in place of the 2010 All-Star Game); EuroLeague All-Star Game: 2010; All-WCBA (China) first team: 2013; WBCA All-Imports Team: 2013; competed five seasons in Europe and one in China. Spent 2006-07 with Gambrinus Brno (Czech Republic); the next three seasons for Galatasaray (Turkey), where she helped guide Gala win the 2009 EuroCup; and for Cras Basket Taranto (Italy) in 2010-11; before playing 2012-13 for Beijing Great Wall (China).
Sophia retired from the WNBA in 2015 and lives in San Antonio.