Kristi Toliver began her NBA coaching career with the Washington Wizards, where she spent two seasons (2018-20) while concurrently playing for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Toliver, a 12-year WNBA veteran, has played more than 350 games (275+ starts) with Washington, the Chicago Sky and the Los Angeles Sparks. This season, she’s averaging 9.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 18 games (all starts) with the Sparks.
Toliver, who hails from Harrisonburg, Virginia, won two WNBA championships with L.A. (2016) and Washington (2019). She’s garnered several league honors and is a three-time WNBA All-Star (2013, 2018, 2019), 2012 Second Team All-WNBA and the 2012 WNBA Most Improved Player.
Toliver also played professionally in Europe during the WNBA offseason, including stints with Raanana Hertzeliya (Israel), MKB Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary), Samsun Canik Belediyesi (Turkey) and Dynamo Moscow and UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia). She’s been part of six Russian League championships with Dynamo (2013, 2014) and UMMC (2015-18). Toliver was a standout for the University of Maryland, winning the NCAA championship in 2006. Among her many accolades, Toliver finished her career as the 2009 ACC Player of the Year.