WEEK 12: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 12 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 12 winners are:

NCAA D1: Katie Geralds – Purdue University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (15-6)
Past week’s results: 62-52 W at #22 Illinois, 73-65 W at #2 Ohio State.
Highlights: Big-time week for Geralds and her Boilermakers, as they knocked off two top-ten teams on the road. The win at #22 Illinois on Thursday was the first road win vs a ranked opponent for Purdue since 2018. Sunday’s win at #2 Ohio State was the first-ever for the Boilermakers vs a top-5 ranked opponent on the road.

NCAA D2: Beth Jillson – Texas Woman’s University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (19-1)
Past week’s results: 73-56 W vs Oklahoma Christian, 87-58 W vs Arkansas Fort Smith.
Highlights: Two more dominant wins for #4 TWU last week, as they run their winning streak to 17-games. The Pioneers are now 14-0 in the Lonestar Conference, and have not lost a game on the road this season (7-0).

NCAA D3: Keith Mondillo – Gwynedd Mercy University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (11-9)
Past week’s results: 80-50 W vs Centenary, 84-83 (OT) W at Immaculata.
Highlights: After blowing out Centenary to start the week, Mondillo earned the 500th win of his career on Saturday in GMU’s OT win at Immaculata. Mondillo is now 500-237, is tied for 61st in winning percentage (.678) and 19th in wins (500) among active DIII women’s basketball coaches.

NAIA: Steve Edwards – Brewton-Parker College

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (17-5)
Past week’s results: 71-46 W vs Faulkner, 60-58 W at Stillman.
Highlights: Edwards squad, currently in 3rd in the SSAC blew out SSAC #2 Faulkner to start the week. BPC then knocked Stillman 60-58 on the road on Saturday to extend their winning streak to 8.

JUCO: Jason Bonde – Rochester Community & Technical College

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (16-0)
Past week’s results: 87-79 W at #3 Minnesota West, 108-30 W vs Ridgewater.
Highlights: RCTC, the #1 ranked NJCAA D3 team in the country had a big win at #3 Minnesota West last Wednesday to keep their record perfect on the season. On Saturday, they beat Ridgewater by 78 to run their record to 16-0. The Yellowjackets are averaging 95 points per game on the season.

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

Week 10

NCAA DI: Jacie Hoyt – Oklahoma State
NCAA DII: Justin Payne – Georgia Southwestern
NCAA DIII: Randi Henderson – Washington University in St. Louis
NAIA: Kellie Kennedy – Loyola University of New Orleans
JUCO: Olivia Gaines – Richard Bland College

Week 11

NCAA DI: Dawn Staley – University of South Carolina
NCAA DII: Carrie Eighmey – University of Nebraska at Kearney
NCAA DIII: Cameron Hill – Trinity University (TX)
NAIA: Courtney Boyd – Clarke University (IA)
JUCO: Jason Nichols – Morton College

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