WEEK 1: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 1 WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions. These coaches are now eligible to receive the WHoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Just Play Solutions which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2022-23 college basketball season.

This is the fourth season that WHoopDirt.com has run the Coach of the Week and Coach of the Year programs. The list of 2021-22 Coach of the Week winners, as well as previous Coach of the Year winners can be found below this week’s recipients

To nominate coaches for future weeks, please email [email protected] with your selection(s).

The Week 1 winners are:

NCAA D1: Carrie Moore – Harvard University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (2-0)
Past week’s results: 88-74 W vs URI, 68-59 W vs Boston College
Highlights: Moore begins her career at Harvard 2-0 with quality wins over an A-10 team and an ACC team. The Crimson are 2-0 for the first time since 2019-20.

NCAA D2: Charlie Avercamp – Hillsdale College

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (2-0)
Past week’s results: 98-90 (OT) W vs Truman, 66-55 W vs Quincy
Highlights: 2-0 start is Hillsdale’s best since 2016-17 season.

NCAA D3: Cheri Harrer – Baldwin Wallace University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (2-0)
Past week’s results: 75-70 (2OT) W vs #2 Trine, 81-58 W vs Case Western
Highlights: Upset #2 team in the nation in 2OT on opening night. Currently ranked #12 nationally.

NAIA: Alico Dunk – Stillman College

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (6-0)
Past week’s results: 89-27 W vs Southwestern Baptist, 83-55 W vs Tougaloo College, 59-56 W vs #21 Rust College
Highlights: Defeated their second top 25 opponent in 7 days in win over Rust (beat #6 SEU on 11/5). 6-0 for the first time in over 25 years.

JUCO: MJ Baker – Eastern Florida State College

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (4-0)
Past week’s results: 86-42 W at Miami Dade, 89-56 W vs John A. Logan, 75-54 W vs #6 Southern Idaho
Highlights: Currently ranked #13 in the nation, held opponents to 50.6ppg during the week, which included upset win vs #6 team in the country.

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2021-22 WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week Winners:

Week 1

NCAA DI: Anita Howard – Georgia Southern University
NCAA DII: Caleb and Nicole Neiman – Kentucky Wesleyan University
NCAA DIII: Courtney Burns – Mitchell College (CT)
NAIA: Janis Beal – The College of Idaho
JUCO: Mike Seney – CCBC Essex

Week 2

NCAA DI: Shereka Wright – Texas Arlington
NCAA DII: Steve Gomez – Lubbock Christian University (TX)
NCAA DIII: Dan Nagle – Nichols College (MA)
NAIA: David Smalley – University of Rio Grande (OH)
JUCO: Stephanie Murphy – Coahoma CC (MS)

Week 3

NCAA DI: Jose Fernandez – University of South Florida
NCAA DII: Steve Gomez – Carmen Dolfo – Western Washington University
NCAA DIII: Sasha Santimano – Bowdoin College
NAIA: Jeff Hans – Thomas More University
JUCO: Patrick Cunningham – Arizona Western College

Week 4

NCAA DI: Ty Grace – Howard University
NCAA DII: Carrie Eighmey – University of Nebraska at Kearney
NCAA DIII: Brian Morehouse – Hope College
NAIA: Bryon Lawhorn – Bryan College
JUCO: Jeremy Thompson – Monroe College-Bronx

Week 5

NCAA DI: Nell Fortner – Georgia Tech
NCAA DII: Emilee Thiesse – Minnesota State University, Mankato
NCAA DIII: Michelle Ferenz – Whitman College
NAIA: Jesse Ford – Indiana University Northwest
JUCO: Marbely Montas – Union County College

Week 6

NCAA DI: Joni Taylor – University of Georgia
NCAA DII: Jason Burton – Texas A&M Commerce
NCAA DIII: Kole Vivian – Marietta College
NAIA: Courtney Boyd – Clarke University
JUCO: Rich Cooper – Rowan College South Jersey-Gloucester

Week 7

NCAA DI: Dawn Staley – University of South Carolina
NCAA DII: D2 winter break – no games played
NCAA DIII: Todd Kent – UC Santa Cruz
NAIA: Not enough games played (winter break + COVID cancellations)
JUCO: Not enough games played (winter break + COVID cancellations)

Week 8

NCAA DI: Robin Pingeton – University of Missouri
NCAA DII: Michael Madrid – Texas A&M Kingsville
NCAA DIII: Deena Applebury – University of Mary Washington
NAIA: Dan Davis – Grace College
JUCO: James Frey – South Georgia Tech

Week 9

NCAA DI: Wes Moore – North Carolina State University
NCAA DII: Tony Hobson – Fort Hays State University
NCAA DIII: Sarah Lombard – Hartwick College
NAIA: Hannah Moeller – Mid-American Christian University
JUCO: Penny Belford – Pensacola State College

Week 10

NCAA DI: Jeff Walz – University of Louisville
NCAA DII: Cedric Baker – Savannah State University
NCAA DIII: Alison Montgomery – Bates College
NAIA: K.C. Basset – Sterling College
JUCO: Letitia Hughley – Mott Community College

Week 11

NCAA DI: Kelly Rae Finley – University of Florida
NCAA DII: Jeri Porter – Francis Marion University
NCAA DIII: Mike Miller – Messiah University
NAIA: Anji Weissenfluh – Eastern Oregon University
JUCO: Stephen Perry – Owens Community College

Week 12

NCAA DI: Niele Ivey – Notre Dame
NCAA DII: Kim Stephens – Glenville State College
NCAA DIII: Juli Fulks – Transylvania University
NAIA: Chad Folsom – Benedictine College (KS)
JUCO: Randy Rogers – College of Southern Idaho

Week 13

NCAA DI: Jacie Hoyt – Kansas City
NCAA DII: Justin Payne – Georgia Southwestern State
NCAA DIII: Emily Garner – Trinity College
NAIA: Steve Brooks – Marian University
JUCO: Madonna Thompson – Shelton State CC

Week 14

NCAA DI: Bandon Schneider – University of Kansas
NCAA DII: Kari Pickens – Ashland University
NCAA DIII: Bill Broderick – Christopher Newport University
NAIA: Danielle Fleming – Columbia International University
JUCO: Trenia Tillis Hoard – Tyler Junior College

Week 15

NCAA DI: Yolett McPhee-McCuin – Ole Miss
NCAA DII: Jim Connolly – Chestnut Hill College
NCAA DIII: Blake Arbogast – East Texas Baptist University
NAIA: Taylor Possail – Columbia College
JUCO: Darryl Watkins – Rock Valley College

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