Brenda Frese won her 500th game as a head coach at Maryland, to become the winningest coach in program history, as Terps routed Nebraska, 95-73, at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday night.
Frese, who is in her 19th season at the helm of the Terrapins has a 500-130 record at Maryland as she surpassed Hall of Fame women’s basketball head coach Chris Weller, who won 499 games in her 27 seasons (1975-02) at Maryland.
“Incredibly proud of this team. You see the passion and the love that they play with in this game,” Frese said. “Just given the resiliency of our travel day to have to come in the day of the game to be able to watch that first quarter where I thought we punched first. It was an incredible game when you talk about the unselfishness of this team each and every quarter. They played extremely hard for one another.
“There’s not another team I would rather celebrate this milestone with. You look at the resiliency of this team and what they’ve been through this season. I think it’s really appropriate that we would be able to celebrate this 500th win at Maryland together, one the road for one another. It’s been an incredible journey, one that I’m incredibly proud of. Most importantly is just the consistency factor to be able to do this at such a high level, day in and day out, with such incredible student-athletes and families and staff and support staff to make this happen.”
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