Sharon Fanning

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Sharon Fanning-Otis
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Sport(s) Women's college basketball
Current position
Title Retired
Team Retired
Biographical details
Born (1953-12-14) December 14, 1953 (age 63)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975 Tennessee (GA)
1976-1987 Chattanooga
1987-1995 Kentucky
1995-2012 Mississippi State
Head coaching record
Overall 608-460 (.569)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
WNIT Champions (1990)
Southern Conference Champions (1982,1983,1984,1985,1986)
Awards
SEC Coach of the Year (2000)
Southern Conference Coach of the Year (1984,1985)

Sharon Cable Fanning-Otis (born December 15, 1954)[1] is the former head women's basketball coach at Mississippi State. In 17 years as the head coach of the Bulldogs, she compiled a 281-229 (.551) record. During her tenure, she posted 6 winning seasons and 7 postseason appearances. She led MSU to its first ever appearance in the AP Final Poll, and to its first two 20 win seasons. Her 2003 team went 24-8, and finished in the Top 10. During the 2004 season, MSU set a school record for longest winning streak at 12 games. She retired following the 2011-2012 season.

She attended Chattanooga High School, and later University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she played both basketball and volleyball. She started her career at Tennessee as a graduate assistant coach in 1975. From 1976 to 1978, she served as the head volleyball coach at UTC. During that time, she also served as the head women's basketball coach there all the way to 1987. From 1987 to 1995 she served as the head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team. Her overall career record is 608-457.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chattanooga Lady Mocs (Southern Conference) (1976–1987)
1976-1977 Chattanooga 20-13
1977-1978 Chattanooga 19-7
1978-1979 Chattanooga 20-13 3-0
1979-1980 Chattanooga 15-13 3-1
1980-1981 Chattanooga 19-9 2-1
1981-1982 Chattanooga 14-17 4-2
1982-1983 Chattanooga 18-11 8-2
1983-1984 Chattanooga 26-5 9-1 WNIT Finals
1984-1985 Chattanooga 16-13 11-1
1985-1986 Chattanooga 19-10 10-2
1986-1987 Chattanooga 7-20 3-9
Chattanooga: 193-131 (.596) 53-19 (.736)
Kentucky Wildcats (SEC) (1987–1995)
1987-1988 Kentucky 14-15 0-9
1988-1989 Kentucky 12-16 3-6
1989-1990 Kentucky 23-8 3-6 WNIT Champions
1990-1991 Kentucky 20-9 4-5 NCAA 1st Round
1991-1992 Kentucky 16-14 5-6
1992-1993 Kentucky 18-10 5-6
1993-1994 Kentucky 17-11 5-6
1994-1995 Kentucky 14-14 4-7


Kentucky: 134-97 (.580) 29-51 (.363)
Mississippi State (SEC) (1995–2012)
1995–1996 Mississippi State 13-14 4-7
1996-1997 Mississippi State 11-16 1-11
1997-1998 Mississippi State 14-15 4-10 WNIT First Round
1998-1999 Mississippi State 17-11 7-7 NCAA First Round
1999–2000 Mississippi State 24-8 8-6 NCAA 2nd Round
2000–2001 Mississippi State 17-14 4-10 WNIT Quarterfinals
2001-2002 Mississippi State 19-12 8-6 T-4th NCAA 2nd Round
2002–2003 Mississippi State 24-8 10-4 3rd NCAA 2nd Round
2003–2004 Mississippi State 14-15 7-7 T-7th
2004–2005 Mississippi State 17-11 6-8 6th WNIT First Round
2005-2006 Mississippi State 6-22 1-13 12th
2006-2007 Mississippi State 17-13 7-8 6th WNIT 2nd Round
2007-2008 Mississippi State 16-15 4-10 9th WNIT 1st Round
2008-2009 Mississippi State 23-10 8-6 6th NCAA 2nd Round
2009-2010 Mississippi State 21-12 9-7 T-3rd NCAA Sweet 16
2010-2011 Mississippi State 13-17 4-12 11th
2011-2012 Mississippi State 14-16 4-10
Mississippi State: 281-232 (.548) 96-141 (.400)
Total: 608-460 (.569)

      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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Basketball". NCAA. Retrieved 12 Aug 2015. 

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