Pam Borton

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Pam Borton
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1965-08-22) August 22, 1965 (age 51)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1993–1997 Vermont
2002–2014 Minnesota
Head coaching record
Overall 305-198
Accomplishments and honors
2004 Women's College Basketball Final Four

Pam Borton (born August 22, 1965)[1] is a former head women's basketball coach, most recently at the University of Minnesota. She took over following the resignation of Brenda Frese in 2002.

As head coach of the Gophers, she had a 236-152 record and a 305-198 career coaching record. She is the winningest coach in program history. Previously, Borton was the head coach at the University of Vermont from 1993 to 1997 and was an assistant at Boston College from 1998 to 2002, where she served as associate head coach for her last two seasons.

Borton led Minnesota to its first Final Four appearance in 2004 and she led the team to six NCAA appearances and three straight Sweet 16 appearances.

In 2011, she co-founded a non-profit in the Twin Cities, TeamWomenMN. A premiere professional women's organization focused on professional development, mentoring program, networking and empowering women.

In 2014, she founded Pam Borton Partners. She has an advanced degree in personal and executive coaching from the college of executive coaching in Santa Barbara, CA. She is a senior executive coach, leadership consultant, facilitator, and keynote speaker.

Also in 2014, she founded LSWAG. A Leadership, Sports, Winners Academy for girls in grades 5-12. The mission is to develop, inspire, and promote leadership for our next generation.

In 2014, influential community and campus leaders raised over $100,000 for an endowment in Pam Borton's name. This endowment is housed in the College of Education and Human Development at the Tucker Center to promote leadership for women and girls in a sport context. It's the only endowment of its kind in the world.

Pam Borton is currently writing a book on leadership. She has a rare executive combination of major college athletics, assembling and coaching teams, reaching a Final 4 and now a certified personal and executive coach.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Vermont (America East Conference) (1993–1997)
1993–94 Vermont 19-11 9-5 3rd NCAA First Round
1994–95 Vermont 11-16 9-7 5th
1995–96 Vermont 18-11 13-5 2nd
1996–97 Vermont 21-8 14-4 T-2nd
Vermont: 69-46 (.600) 45-21 (.682)
Minnesota (Big Ten Conference) (2002–present)
2002–03 Minnesota 25-6 12-4 T-2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2003–04 Minnesota 25-9 9-7 6th NCAA Final Four
2004–05 Minnesota 26-8 12-4 4th NCAA Sweet 16
2005–06 Minnesota 19-10 11-5 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2006–07 Minnesota 17-16 7-9 T-5th WNIT Second Round
2007–08 Minnesota 20-12 11-7 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2008–09 Minnesota 20-12 11-7 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Minnesota 13-17 6-12 11th
2010–11 Minnesota 12-18 4-12 9th
2011–12 Minnesota 19-17 6-10 8th WBI Champions
2012–13 Minnesota 18-14 7-9 T-8th WNIT First Round
2013–14 Minnesota 22-13 8-8 T-6th WNIT Third Round
Minnesota: 236-152 (.608) 104-94 (.525)
Total: 305-198 (.606)

      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 25 Sep 2015. 

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