WEEK 10: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 10 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 2022-23 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 10 winners are:

NCAA D1: Jacie Hoyt – Oklahoma State

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (13-4)
Past week’s results: 70-65 W at #18 Baylor, 80-70 W vs TCU.
Highlights: To open the week, Hoyt led OSU to their first win at Baylor since 2008, and first vs a ranked opponent since January 2020. The Cowgirls also snapped a 14-game losing streak to Baylor, which dated back to 2015. In Saturday’s win vs TCU, OSU tied the program record with 14 made 3’s. Hoyt’s squad is now on a 3-game winning streak, and have moved to 3-2 in the Big 12.

NCAA D2: Justin Payne – Georgia Southwestern

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (14-1)
Past week’s results: 67-52 W vs Flagler, 75-72 W at USC Aiken.
Highlights: Payne’s #10 Hurricanes have now won 11 straight games and have moved to 8-0 at home on the season. They are also 6-0 in the Peach Belt Conference, and sit alone atop the conference standings in first place.

NCAA D3: Randi Henderson – Washington University in St. Louis

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (10-4)
Past week’s results: 89-59 W vs Brandeis, 57-56 W vs #1 NYU.
Highlights: After blowing out league foe Brandeis on Friday, Henderson’s Bears knocked off the #1 D3 team in the nation on Sunday. Down 8 entering the fourth, WashU outscored NYU 19-10 to secure the upset. The Bears are now 3-0 in UAA play, and have won 4 in a row.

NAIA: Kellie Kennedy – Loyola University New Orleans

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (16-0)
Past week’s results: 82-58 W vs Xavier, 95-55 W vs Blue Mountain Christian, 72-48 W vs Stillman.
Highlights: The #9 team in the country remained undefeated (16-0) with three more wins last week. The 16-game winning streak to open the season matches the best in program history. The Wolf Pack are also 9-0 and in first place in the Southern States Athletic Conference.

JUCO: Olivia Gaines – Richard Bland College of William & Mary

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (14-0)
Past week’s results: 92-60 W at Fayetteville Tech, 85-58 W at Wake Tech, 83-74 W at Denmark Tech.
Highlights: The inaugural season for women’s basketball at RBC has been a memorable one for Gaines and her Statesmen. They have yet to lose a game on the season – winning 14 straight to start, including 7-0 in their conference, and 7-0 at home. RBC is also averaging 94.3 ppg while only allowing 54.2ppg.

2022-23 WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week Winners:

Week 1

NCAA DI: Carrie Moore – Harvard University
NCAA DII: Charlie Avercamp – Hillsdale College
NCAA DIII: Cherri Harrer – Baldwin Wallace University
NAIA: Alico Dunk – Stillman College
JUCO: MJ Baker – Eastern Florida State College

Week 2

NCAA DI: Ashleen Bracey – UIC
NCAA DII: Taylor Harris – Fort Lewis College
NCAA DIII: Lynn Hersey – Smith College
NAIA: Darrick Matthews – University of Science and Arts
JUCO: Kim Muhl – Kirkwood Community College

Week 3

NCAA DI: Larry Vickers – Norfolk State
NCAA DII: Grahm Smith – Lenoir-Rhyne University
NCAA DIII: Juli Fulks – Transylvania University
NAIA: Jeff Hans – Thomas More University
JUCO: Tanya Kaufmann – Western Technical College

Week 4

NCAA DI: Teri Moren – Indiana University
NCAA DII: Jenepher Banker -Daemen University
NCAA DIII: J.R. Fredette – Albertus Magnus College
NAIA: Candace Walker – St. Thomas University
JUCO: Clenita “Penny” Belford – Pensacola State College

Week 5

NCAA DI: Tricia Cullop – Toledo University
NCAA DII: Stephanie Lawrence Yelton – University of West Florida
NCAA DIII: KJ Krasco – Middlebury College
NAIA: Bill Harmsen – Dordt University
JUCO: Riley Maye – Harcum College

Week 6

NCAA DI: Kim Mulkey – LSU
NCAA DII: Kerry Phayre – Assumption University
NCAA DIII: Maria Williamson – University of Chicago
NAIA: Ginger High Colvin – Campbellsville University
JUCO: Jamarra Robinson – Indian River State College

Week 7:

Christmas Holiday – no winners announced

Week 8:

New Year’s Holiday – no winners announced

Week 9

NCAA DI: Kevin McGuff – Ohio State
NCAA DII: Kari Pickens – Ashland University
NCAA DIII: Keri Carollo – Wisconsin-Whitewater
NAIA: Mike Davis – Central Methodist University
JUCO: Angelica de Paulo – Eastern Arizona College

Previous WHoopDirt.com / Coach of the Year Award Winners:

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