Joseph in 2013
|Team||Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets|
January 13, 1970 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2001–2003||Georgia Tech (assistant)|
|Head coaching record|
MaChelle Kay Joseph (born January 13, 1970) is the women's basketball coach for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team. Under Joseph, the Yellow Jackets have compiled a record of 179-106.
Joseph was one of the most decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history as she garnered numerous conference and national accolades. She was 4-year starter for the Boilermakers from 1988-1992, leading the Boilermakers to
She was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 1992 and was selected as a first-team all-Big Ten selection in 1989-90, 1990–91 and 1991–92; she was also named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and as a second-team all-Big Ten in 1988-89.
She was a Kodak All-America honors in 1991-92, and was tabbed the Women's Basketball News' College Player of the Year.
She ended her career as the all-time scoring leader in the Big Ten and was the only player in conference history to rank in the top-10 in both points and assists.
Joseph helped the Boilermakers reach the NCAA Tournament all four years, including the school's first appearance in 1989 and a pair of trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 1990 and 1992. She led them to the Big Ten Championship in 1990-91 and an overall record of 96-23 (.807) // 59-13 (.819) Big Ten.
Joseph was inducted in to the Purdue Intercollegiate Hall of Fame on Sept. 24, 2010, and was named one of Purdue's "Legends of Mackey" in January 2012.
A native of Auburn, Ind., Joseph graduated from Purdue in 1992 with a bachelor's degree in movement and sports science.
Joseph was named to the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team (now called the U19 team). The team participated in the second Junior World Championship, held in Bilbao, Spain in July 1989. The USA team lost their opening game to South Korea in overtime, then lost a two-point game to Australia. After winning their next game against Bulgaria, the USA team again fell in a close game, losing by three points to Czechoslovakia. After beating Zaire in their next game, the USA team played Spain, and fell three points short. Joseph averaged 5.1 points per game over the course of the event. The USA team finished in seventh place.
Joseph was named to the USA team competing in the 1992 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The team won all eight games and won the gold medal. Joseph averaged 11.0 points per game, third highest on the team.
Head coaching record
|Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2003–present)|
|2006–07||Georgia Tech||21–12||9–5||6th||NCAA Second Round|
|2007–08||Georgia Tech||22-10||7-7||5th||NCAA First Round|
|2008–09||Georgia Tech||22–10||8–6||5th||NCAA Second Round|
|2009–10||Georgia Tech||23–10||8–6||4th||NCAA First Round|
|2010–11||Georgia Tech||24–11||9–5||T–4th||NCAA Second Round|
|2011–12||Georgia Tech||26–9||12–4||T–3rd||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|2013–14||Georgia Tech||20–12||9–7||T–5th||NCAA First Round|
|2014–15||Georgia Tech||19–15||7–9||T–9th||WNIT Second Round|
|2015–16||Georgia Tech||20–13||8–8||T–7th||WNIT Second Round|
|Georgia Tech:||260–163 (.615)||95–101 (.485)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 24 Sep 2015.
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball 2012-2013 media guide. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "SECOND FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1989". USA Basketball. Retrieved 28 Dec 2013.
- "1992 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014.