South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley Apr 7, 2024; Cleveland, OH, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley cuts the net after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the finals of the Final Four of the womens 2024 NCAA Tournament at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks led by head coach Dawn Staley won their second National Championship in the last three years on Sunday with their win over Iowa and Caitlin Clark. And naturally, Staley received her flowers from many supporters for all of her recent success, including a touching message from LSU star Angel Reese.

What Staley has done at South Carolina is nothing short of exceptional. In three of the 13 seasons that Staley has coached the program, she has brought home a National Championship.

Angel Reese is very familiar with Staley due to her battles against South Carolina in SEC conference play. In fact, Reese has never been able to beat Staley and South Carolina in her career.

Some would think that this could lead to some bad blood between Reese and Staley. But that is seemingly not the case whatsoever.

After South Carolina’s win, Reese took to social media to offer some kind words of admiration for Staley.

“I’m so happy for @Dawnstaley!! As a black woman, I admire what you’ve done! You always checked on me & always loved me like your own!”

It’s pretty awesome to see someone from an opposing school like Reese praising an SEC rival head coach like Staley for her accomplishments.

While Staley has a long way to go to surpass the great Geno Auriemma in terms of accolades as a women’s college basketball coach, she is quickly building quite the dynasty herself within the sport.

If Staley can keep on winning at this kind of pace, she will absolutely rank amongst the elite coaches in the history of the sport. Even now, her greatness has to be credited. And it sure seems like Angel Reese has taken notice of it fully.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.