Emmanuel College Head Coach Andy Yosinoff picked up his 815th win as a head coach in his 42nd season with the program earlier this week. The win moves Yosinoff into a tie a top of the record books with former Scranton Head Coach Mike Strong (1980-14) for the most victories by a Head Coach in NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball history.
Yosinoff has been the cornerstone of the Emmanuel Women’s Basketball program, coaching at the helm since it became a varsity sport in 1978. In his 42 seasons, he’s led the Saints to 18 NCAA tournament appearances including three trips to the Sweet 16, two visits to the Elite Eight and an appearance in the 2001 Final Four.
“Players win games, not coaches,” said Yosinoff. “I’m very fortunate to have coached so many incredibly talented players over my career that believed in me and Emmanuel.”
Last season, Yosinoff became just the 14th NCAA Women’s Basketball coach to win 800 games, joining the ranks of Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, Geno Auriemma, Sylvia Hatchell, Barbra Stevens, Vivian Stringer, Jody Conradt, Jim Foster, Robin Selvig, Andy Landers, Muffett McGraw, Curt Fredrickson and Michael Strong as the only NCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches to surpass 800 wins. Now with all 815 of his coaching wins coming at Emmanuel College, Yosinoff is one of only nine coaches to win 800 or more games at the same institution.
Only Glenn Robinson has more wins than Yosinoff at the NCAA Division III level with 958 and counting with the Franklin & Marshall men’s basketball program.
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