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. The list includes only games at the NCAA,[1] AIAW and NAIA[2][3] levels. Pat Summitt, who was the head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers from 1974–2012, 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 since 1985, with an .877 career winning percentage. The fastest coach to reach 600 wins is Nancy Fahey, head coach of the Division III Washington (MO) Bears, in her 706th game.[1]

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

Key[edit]

Active in the 2016-17 season
* Elected to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
** Elected to both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

The source for all statistics and schedules for NCAA teams is http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/careersearch

Sources for NAIA teams are specified in the relative entries

Coaches[edit]

Statistics correct as of December 7, 2016
Rank Name Years Wins Losses Pct. Teams (Seasons)
1 Pat Summitt ** 38 1098 208 .841 Tennessee (1974–2012)
2 Tara VanDerveer ** 38 988 226 .814 Idaho (1978–80), Ohio State (1980–85), Stanford (1985–95, 1996-)
3 Sylvia Hatchell ** 42 982 359 .732 Francis Marion (1975–86), North Carolina (1986-)
4 C. Vivian Stringer ** 46 973 373 .723 Cheyney (1971–83), Iowa (1983–95), Rutgers (1995-)
5 Barbara Stevens * 40 964 270 .781 Clark (MA) (1977–83), Massachusetts (1983–86), Bentley (1986-)
6 Geno Auriemma ** 32 963 134 .878 Connecticut (1985-)
7 Jody Conradt ** 38 900 309 .744 Sam Houston State (1969–73), Texas-Arlington (1973–76), Texas (1976–2007)
8 Jim Foster * 39 870 329 .726 Saint Joseph's (1978–91), Vanderbilt (1991–2002), Ohio State (2002–13), Chattanooga (2013-)
9 Robin Selvig 38 865 286 .752 Montana (1978–2016)
10 Andy Landers * 36 862 299 .742 Georgia (1979–2015)
11 Muffet McGraw * 35 828 264 .758 Lehigh (1982–87), Notre Dame (1987-)
12 Michael Strong 34 815 182 .817 Scranton (1979–94, 1995–2014)
13 Curt Fredrickson 38 802 294 .732 Northern State (1977–83, 1985-)
14 Andy Yosinoff 40 771 260 .748 Emmanuel (MA) (1977-)
15 Phillip Kahler 34 757 171 .816 St. John Fisher (1974–2008)
16 Garey Smith 41 751 495 .603 William Penn (1982-2000), Grand View (2000-)[4]
17 Debbie Ryan * 34 739 324 .695 Virginia (1977–2011)
18 Kay Yow ** 38 737 344 .682 Elon (1971–75), NC State (1975–2009)
19 Joanne Bracker 42 736 403 .646 Midland (NE) (1970–2012)
20 Joe Foley 30 721 229 .759 Arkansas Tech (1987–2003), Little Rock (2003-)
20 Gary Blair * 32 721 292 .712 Stephen F. Austin (1985–93), Arkansas (1993–2003), Texas A&M (2003-)
22 Nancy Fahey * 31 714 130 .846 Washington (MO) (1986-)
23 Tom Shirley 36 710 330 .683 DeSales (1981–89), Philadelphia (1989-)
24 Sue Gunter ** 34 708 308 .697 Stephen F. Austin (1968–80), LSU (1982–2004)
25 Cindy Russo 38 707 408 .634 Lamar (1978–80), FIU (1977–78, 1980–2015)
25 Harry Perretta 39 707 443 .615 Villanova (1978-)
27 Lonnie Kruse 33 706 244 .743 Sterling (KS) (1981–2014)
28 Joan Bonvicini 36 701 421 .625 Long Beach State (1979–91), Arizona (1991–2008), Seattle (2009–16)
29 Rene Portland 31 693 265 .723 Saint Joseph's (1976–78), Colorado (1978–80), Penn State (1980–2007)
30 Yvonne Kauffman 42 689 328 .677 Elizabethtown (1970–2012)
31 Lisa Bluder 33 685 333 .673 St. Ambrose (1984–90), Drake (1990–2000), Iowa (2000-)
32 Dixie Jeffers 34 684 223 .754 Rio Grande (1983–86), Capital (1986-)
33 Theresa Grentz * 35 678 342 .665 Saint Joseph's (1974–76), Rutgers (1976–95), Illinois (1995–2007), Lafayette (2015-)
34 Nancy Winstel 32 675 255 .726 Midway (1978–81), Northern Kentucky (1983–2012)
35 Amy Ruley * 29 671 198 .772 North Dakota State (1979–2008)
36 Glenn Wilkes Jr. 31 668 229 .745 Rollins (1986-)
37 Gary Fifield 27 660 137 .828 Southern Maine (1987–2008, 2009–15)
38 Connie Tilley 40 654 289 .694 St. Norbert (1977-)
39 Nancy Funk 40 653 345 .654 Messiah (1977–86), Johns Hopkins (1986-)
40 Tim Shea 30 649 197 .767 Salem State (1981–2011)
41 Joe McKeown 31 645 302 .681 New Mexico State (1986–89), George Washington (1989–2008), Northwestern (2008-)
42 Lonnie Bartley 31 643 248 .722 Fort Valley State (1984–2013, 2015-)
43 Kevin Borseth 30 642 256 .715 Michigan Tech (1987–98), Michigan (2007–12), Green Bay (1998–2007, 2013-)
44 Michael Durbin 32 639 207 .755 Wittenburg (1985–86), Saint Benedict (1986-)
45 Robin Hagen-Smith 24 637 161 .798 Shawnee State (1989–2013)
46 Bob Schneider 28 634 201 .759 Texas Woman's (1978–81), West Texas A&M (1981–2006)
47 Gene Roebuck 25 628 145 .812 North Dakota (1987–2012)
47 David Smith 34 628 334 .653 St. Joseph's (IN) (1976–78, 1984–90), Shippensburg (1990–98), Bellarmine (1998–2012), West Virginia State (2012-2016)
47 Wes Moore 28 628 205 .754 Maryville (TN) (1987–93), Francis Marion (1995–98), Chattanooga (1998–2013), NC State (2013-)
50 Doug Bruno 31 620 320 .660 DePaul (1976–78, 1988-)
51 Bill Fennelly 29 619 277 .691 Toledo (1988–95), Iowa State (1995-)
52 David Slifer 28 618 229 .730 Mount Mercy (1989–95), Missouri Western State (1995–2004), Central Missouri (2004-)
53 Dale Neal 23 612 171 .782 Freed-Hardeman (1994-)[5]
54 Susan Dunagan 33 611 272 .692 Roanoke (1981–2014)
55 Mike Davis 27 609 291 .677 Columbia (MO) (2001–14), Central Methodist (1987–99, 2015–)[6]


56 Wendy Larry 27 608 234 .722 Virginia Wesleyan (1977–78), Arizona (1985–87), Old Dominion (1987–2011)
56 Sharon Fanning-Otis 36 608 460 .569 Chattanooga (1976–87), Kentucky (1987–95), Mississippi State (1995–2012)
58 Joe Ciampi * 27 607 213 .740 Army (1977–79), Auburn (1979–2004)
58 Mike Granelli 32 607 249 .709 Saint Peter's (NJ) (1972–2004)
60 J. Randall Ognibene 33 606 264 .697 Mount Saint Mary (1980–2013)
61 Lynne Agee 33 602 334 .643 Roanoke (1978–81), UNC Greensboro (1981–2011)
62 Mary Fleig 34 600 316 .655 Franklin & Marshall (1983–90), Millersville (1990–)

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