Dawn Staley is one of the world's greatest leaders, according to a list compiled by Fortune magazine.
The South Carolina women's basketball coach tied for 20th on the list of the world's 50 greatest leaders featured in the April edition of the magazine. Pope Francis is No. 1 on the list.
Staley, whose Gamecocks are currently in the NCAA tournament, is tied with Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and four-time NBA champion coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs.
It's one of many honors heaped upon Staley throughout her lifetime. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. Staley was also named SEC Coach of the Year by her peers and the Associated Press after leading South Carolina to a 28-4 record, outright SEC championship and first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
"The former WNBA star initially didn't want to coach," the magazine stated. "But as Staley noted at her induction into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013, she knew she made the right decision when 'I started to care more about my players than to win.' That might be the common trait of the great ones."
Other leaders on the list include former President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, billionaire investor Warren Buffett and U2 singer Bono. Staley is placed one spot ahead of actress Angelina Jolie.
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