MaChelle Joseph

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MaChelle Joseph
MaChelle Joseph 2013.jpg
Joseph in 2013
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Georgia Tech
Conference ACC
Record 273–176 (.608)
Biographical details
Born (1970-01-13) January 13, 1970 (age 47)
Auburn, Indiana
Playing career
1988–1992 Purdue
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1992–1993 Illinois (assistant)
1993–1996 Purdue (assistant)
1996–2001 Auburn (assistant)
2001–2003 Georgia Tech (assistant)
2003–present Georgia Tech
Head coaching record
Overall 273–176 (.608)
Tournaments 10-9

MaChelle Kay Joseph (born January 13, 1970)[1] is the women's basketball coach for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball team.[2] Under Joseph, the Yellow Jackets have compiled a record of 273-176.[3]

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 into 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.  

USA Basketball[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2003–present)
2003–04 Georgia Tech 14–15 5–11 8th
2004–05 Georgia Tech 13–14 4–10 8th
2005–06 Georgia Tech 14–15 2–12 11th
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
2012–13 Georgia Tech 14–16 7–11 T–7th
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
2016–17 Georgia Tech 21–14 5–11 10th WNIT Semifinals
Georgia Tech: 273–176 (.608) 100–112 (.472)
Total: 273–176 (.608)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 24 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ Profile
  3. ^ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets women's basketball 2012-2013 media guide. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  4. ^ "SECOND FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 1989". USA Basketball. Retrieved 28 Dec 2013. 
  5. ^ "1992 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 

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