List of college women's basketball coaches with 600 wins

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This is a list of college women's basketball coaches by number of career wins.[1][2][3][4] This list includes games won at the NCAA, AIAW and NAIA levels. Pat Summitt, who was the head coach for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team from 1974 to 2012, tops the list with 1,098 career wins. The highest winning percentage in the group belongs to Geno Auriemma, head coach of the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team since 1985, with an 879–133 record and .869 career winning percentage. The fastest coach to reach 600 wins is Nancy Fahey, head coach of Division III Washington (MO), who won her 600th game during the 2011–12 season in her 706th game overall.[5]

NCAA and NAIA women's basketball coaches with 600 wins[edit]

Key[edit]

Bold Active in the 2013–2014 season
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (United States)
Elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (United States)
double-dagger Elected to both the Naismith and Women's Halls of Fame

Coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2013–14 college basketball season. Data source for results through 2014[6] Data Source for current year record see source column in table
Rank Name Years Wins Losses Pct. Source Teams
1 Summitt, PatPat Summittdouble-dagger 38 1098 208 .841 [6] Tennessee (1974–2012)
2 Stringer, C. VivianC. Vivian Stringerdouble-dagger 42 929 341 .731 2013 Results Cheyney (1971–1983), Iowa (1983–1995), Rutgers (1995–present)
3 VanDerveer, TaraTara VanDerveerdouble-dagger 34 924 207 .817 2013 Results Idaho (1978–1980), Ohio State (1980–1985), Stanford (1985–1995, 1996–present)
4 Landers, AndyAndy Landers 34 923 306 .751 2013 Results Georgia (1980–present)
5 Stevens, BarbaraBarbara Stevens 36 912 246 .788 2013 Results Clark (MA) (1977–1983), Massachusetts (1983–1986), Bentley (1986–present)
6 Hatchell, SylviaSylvia Hatchelldouble-dagger 38 907 321 .739 2013 Results Francis Marion (1976–1986), North Carolina (1986–present)
7 Conradt, JodyJody Conradtdouble-dagger 38 900 307 .746 [6] Sam Houston State (1969–1973), Texas-Arlington (1973–1976), Texas (1976–2007)
8 Auriemma, GenoGeno Auriemmadouble-dagger 29 895 134 .870 2013 Results Connecticut (1985–present)
9 Foster, JimJim Foster 34 812 311 .723 [6] Saint Joseph's (1979–1991), Vanderbilt (1992–2002), Ohio State (2003–2013), Chattanooga (2013–present)
10 Selvig, RobinRobin Selvig 35 798 255 .758 2013 Results Montana (1979–present)
11 Strong, MichaelMichael Strong 33 789 178 .816 2013 Results Scranton (1980–1994, 1995–present)
12 Kahler, PhillipPhillip Kahler 34 757 171 .816 [6] St. John Fisher (1975–2008)
14 MacgrawMuffet McGraw 31 751 259 .744 2013 Results Lehigh (1983–1987), Notre Dame (1988–present)
13 Yow, KayKay Yowdouble-dagger 38 737 344 .682 [6] Elon (1972–1975), NC State (1976–2009)
15 Ryan, DebbieDebbie Ryan 34 736 323 .695 [6] Virginia (1978–2011)
15 Bracker, JoanneJoanne Bracker 42 736 403 .646 [7] Midland (NE) (1971–2012)
17 Fredrickson, CurtCurt Fredrickson 34 723 271 .727 2013 Results Northern State (1978–present)
18 Yosinoff, AndyAndy Yosinoff 36 709 231 .754 2013 Results Emmanuel (MA) (1978–present)
19 Smith, GareyGarey Smith 37 708 441 .616 [8][9][10] William Penn (1982–2000), Grand View (2000–present) (six other seasons yet to be confirmed)
19 Gunter, SueSue Gunterdouble-dagger 34 708 308 .697 [6] Stephen F. Austin (1969–1980), LSU (1983–2004)
21 Kruse, LonnieLonnie Kruse 33 706 243 .744 [8][11] Sterling (KS) (1981–2014)
22 Portland, ReneRene Portland 31 693 265 .723 [6] Saint Joseph's (1977–1978), Colorado (1979–1980), Penn State (1981–2007)
23 Kauffman, YvonneYvonne Kauffman 42 689 328 .677 [6] Elizabethtown (1971–2012)
23 Russo, CindyCindy Russo 36 689 364 .654 2013 Results Lamar (1979–1980), FIU (1978, 1981–present)
25 Winstel, NancyNancy Winstel 32 675 255 .726 [6] Midway (1977–1980), Northern Kentucky (1983–2012)
26 Perretta, HarryHarry Perretta 35 675 414 .620 2013 Results Villanova (1979–present)
27 Blair, GaryGary Blair 28 672 272 .712 2013 Results Stephen F. Austin (1986–1993), Arkansas (1994–2003), Texas A&M (2004–present)
28 Ruley, AmyAmy Ruley 29 671 198 .772 [6] North Dakota State (1980–2008)
28 Grentz, TheresaTheresa Grentz 33 671 309 .685 [6] Saint Joseph's (1975–1976), Rutgers (1977–1995), Illinois (1996–2007)
30 Bonvicini, JoanJoan Bonvicini 33 666 363 .647 2013 Results Long Beach State (1979–1991), Arizona (1992–2008), Seattle (2010–present)
31 Foley, JoeJoe Foley 26 653 195 .770 2013 Results Arkansas Tech (1988–2003), Arkansas–Little Rock (2004–present)
32 Shea, TimTim Shea 30 649 197 .767 [6] Salem State (1982–2011)
33 Shirley, TomTom Shirley 32 641 303 .679 2013 Results DeSales (1982–1989), Philadelphia (1990–present)
34 Fahey, NancyNancy Fahey 27 639 118 .844 2013 Results Washington (MO) (1987–present)
35 Schneider, BobBob Schneider 28 634 201 .759 [6] Texas Woman's (1979–1981), West Texas A&M (1982–2006)
36 Bartley, LonnieLonnie Bartley 29 632 224 .738 2013 Results Fort Valley State (1985–present)
37 Roebuck, GeneGene Roebuck 25 628 145 .812 [6] North Dakota (1988–present)
37 Fifield, GaryGary Fifield 25 628 115 .845 2013 Results Southern Maine (1987–2008, 2009–present)
39 Jeffers, DixieDixie Jeffers 30 627 194 .764 2013 Results Rio Grande (1983–1986), Capital (1987–present)
40 Hagen-Smith, RobinRobin Hagen-Smith 24 618 152 .803 [12][13] Shawnee State (1988–present)
41 Larry, WendyWendy Larry 27 608 234 .722 [6] Virginia Wesleyan (1978), Arizona (1986–1987), Old Dominion (1988–2011)
42 Fanning-Otis, SharonSharon Fanning-Otis 36 608 457 .571 [6] Chattanooga (1977–1987), Kentucky (1988–1995), Mississippi State (1996–2012)
43 Ciampi, JoeJoe Ciampi 27 607 213 .740 [6] Army (1978–1979), Auburn (1980–2004)
43 Granelli, MikeMike Granelli 32 607 249 .709 [6] Saint Peter's (NJ) (1973–2004)
45 Bluder, LisaLisa Bluder 29 607 299 .670 2013 Results St. Ambrose (1984–1990), Drake (1990–2000), Iowa (2000–present)
46 Ognibene, J. RandallJ. Randall Ognibene 33 606 264 .697 [14] Mount Saint Mary College (1981–present)
47 Funk, NancyNancy Funk 36 604 311 .660 [15] Messiah College (1976–1984) Johns Hopkins University (1984–present)
48 Bona, MikeMike Bona 30 603 247 .709 [12] Emmanuel College (1980–present)
48 Wilkes Jr., GlennGlenn Wilkes Jr. 27 603 198 .753 [16] Rollins College (1986–present)
50 Agee, LynneLynne Agee 33 602 334 .643 [6] Roanoke (1979–1981), UNC Greensboro (1982–2011)

Active coaches nearing 600 career wins[edit]

This list identifies active coaches with at least 580 career wins; updated as of the end of the 2013–14 season
Name Years Wins Losses Pct. Teams
Susan Dunagan 32 598 258 .699 Roanoke (1981–present)
Michael Durbin 28 594 170 .777 Saint Benedict (1986–present)
Connie Tilley 36 589 272 .684 St. Norbert College (1977–present)
Joe McKeown 27 579 259 .691 New Mexico State (1986–1989) George Washington (1989–2008) Northwestern (2008–present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "NCAA Career Statistics Database". NCAA. Retrieved July 9, 2012. 
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