Wendy Larry

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Wendy Larry
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Current position
Record 480-165
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-25) March 25, 1955 (age 62)
Bloomingdale, New Jersey
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1979 Virginia Wesleyan
1985–1987 Arizona
1987–2011 Old Dominion
Head coaching record
Overall 608-234
Accomplishments and honors
17× CAA championships

CAA Coach of the Year (1993, 1995–1997, 1999, 2001)
Sporting News National Coach of the Year (1997)
RCA National Coach of the Year (1997)
U.S. Basketball Writers Association Coach of the Year (1997)
Sun Belt Coach of the Year (1988)

PAC West Coach of the Year (1986)

Wendy Larry (born March 25, 1955) was the head coach of the Old Dominion University Lady Monarchs women's basketball team. She coached the team in the 1997 NCAA National Championship game against the Lady Vols of the University of Tennessee in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her Lady Monarchs teams have reached a total of 20 NCAA Tournaments, set an NCAA record with 17 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) titles, and Larry coached in 608 career victories.[1]

Larry was awarded the US Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Coach of the Year award in 1997.[2]

In May 2011, Larry announced her retirement from Old Dominion, after her team did not reach the NCAA tournament in two successive seasons. The university did not offer to extend her contract, which had one year remaining.[3]

In June 2012, Larry accepted a position as an associate commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference, focusing her work on women's basketball.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wendy Larry Profile". Old Dominion University Sports. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "USBWA WOMEN'S HONORS". USBWA. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Old Dominion's Wendy Larry Steps Down". Associated Press. 17 May 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Fairbank, Dave (4 June 2012). "Former ODU coach becomes associate commissioner with Atlantic 10". Daily Press.