Stony Brook Announces Three-Year Contract Extension for Women’s Basketball Head Coach Caroline McCombs

Stony Brook Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron has announced a three-year contract extension for women’s basketball Head Coach Caroline McCombs, securing the Seawolves’ leader through the 2021-22 season.

“Since her arrival at Stony Brook four years ago, Caroline has proven that she is the right leader for our women’s basketball program and is extremely deserving of this extension,” Heilbron said. “I believe in her and am excited to watch our team continue to thrive under her guidance.”

Stony Brook (18-12, 10-6 AE) finished the 2017-18 campaign with 18 total wins, the most under McCombs since she took over as head coach of the program prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. McCombs helped guide the program to 10 wins in its final 13 regular-season contests, and five-straight conference victories heading into the postseason tournament.

The 2017-18 Seawolves set a new program record for most 3-pointers made in a single season (190), and largest single-game margin of victory (+51, vs. Farmingdale State).

At Stony Brook, McCombs has risen among the winningest coaches in the program’s Division I history.  She has recorded 64 total wins with the Seawolves, trailing Trish Roberts (1999-04) by just two victories.

The Seawolves have now had eight all-conference selections in the four years under McCombs. Sabre Proctor was selected to the all-conference first team in 2014-15, while Kori Bayne-Walker made the second team and Brittany Snow landed on the third team. In 2015-16, Snow improved to earn second-team recognition, while Bayne-Walker was a second-team selection in 2016-17. Shania Johnson was named to the all-conference first team in 2017-18, Jerell Matthews earned all-conference second team honors, and McKenzie Bushee was selected to the all-rookie team.

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