Week 12: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Pivot Analysis

By AJ Nelson, WHoopDirt.com staff writer

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 12 WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Pivot Analysis. These coaches are now eligible to receive the WHoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year Award presented by Pivot Analysis which will be announced at the conclusion of the 2019-20 college basketball season.

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

Previous weekly winners can be found below this week’s recipients.

The Week 12 winners are:

NCAA DI: Raegan Pebley – TCU

Coach Pebley and TCU came away with a pair of tightly contested conference victories this week to improve to 16-4 on the season. The Horned Frogs opened the week on the road, knocking off Oklahoma State 72-68 on Wednesday. The victory moved TCU to an impressive 4-0 away from home in conference play. Returning to their home court on Saturday, the Horned Frogs used a big second quarter to take down Kansas State by a score of 65-61. TCU is in second place in the Big 12 with a record of 7-2 halfway through the conference schedule. They will look to win their fourth straight game when they take on Kansas at the Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.

NCAA DII: Kim Stephens – Glenville State College (WVa)

Kim StephensCoach Stephens picked up a milestone victory this week as her squad extended their winning streak to 10. A 118-92 road win against Urbana on Wednesday marked Coach Stephens’ 100th career victory in her fourth season at Glenville State. After a 95-72 triumph over Notre Dame College on Saturday, Stephens has an impressive career record of 101-15. Her squad is averaging an astounding 110 points per game this season, the most in the NCAA, and is now in first place in the MEC. Now 16-4 (12-2 MEC) on the season, the Lady Pioneers will look for their 11th straight victory in a home matchup against Fairmont State on Wednesday.

NCAA DIII: Trent Milby – Berea College (KY)

Trent MilbyCoach Milby’s Mountaineers continued their dominant run through the USAS, picking up three more road wins this week to remain unbeaten in the conference. Berea opened the week Wednesday at Maryville College, where they came away with an 83-62 blowout win. They then traveled to Huntingdon where they earned a 63-54 win, limiting the hosts to just 27.7% from the field. Milby’s squad wrapped up the week on Sunday, facing off against LaGrange in their final road game of the season. The Mountaineers trailed by five at the half, but eventually came away with a hard-fought 78-76 overtime victory to mark their 15th straight win. The win was also a milestone for Milby, as he earned the 400th victory of his career. With just three regular season games remaining, Berea is 20-2 (13-0 USAS) and hasn’t lost a game since November. They kick off their final homestand of the season on Wednesday evening, as they face off against Covenant College.

NAIA: Tory Wooley – Point University

 Tory Wooley PhotoCoach Wooley guided Point to a pair of road victories by a combined four points this week as the Skyhawks moved back to .500 on the season. Point held off a fourth quarter rally to take a 52-50 triumph over Columbia International on Tuesday, holding the home team to a lowly 25.4% from the field. It did not get any easier for the Skyhawks on Sunday, as they found themselves trailing by seven entering the fourth quarter against Brenau. A 19-10 final quarter in favor of Point that included a go-ahead basket with four seconds remaining pushed the Skyhawks to a dramatic 65-63 victory. Now 12-12 (9-11 AAC), Point is back to .500 for the first time since they were 6-6. They play their final home game of the season against Tennessee Wesleyan on Saturday.

JUCO: Derek Marchione – SUNY Sullivan

Marchione 2Coach Marchione’s squad picked up three dominant victories this week, winning every contest by at least 33 points and extending their winning streak to 14 games. The No.19 Lady Generals began the week with a 110-60 road triumph over Dutchess CC on Tuesday before returning home to take on Fulton-Montgomery CC on Thursday. The contest was the Lady Generals’ closest of the week, as they came away with a 100-67 victory. Sullivan closed out the week with another impressive offensive showing, defeating Bryant & Stratton by a score of 124-76. The Lady Generals are 19-2 on the season, and will try to make it 15 straight wins in a road match-up against Ulster County CC on Tuesday.

2019-20 HoopDirt.com / Pivot Analysis Coach of the Week Winners

Week 1

NCAA DI: Dawn Staley – University of South Carolina
NCAA DII: Justin Payne – Georgia Southwestern State University
NCAA DIII: Melissa Kuberka – St. John Fisher College (NY)
NAIA: Courtney Boyd – Clarke University (IA)
JUCO: Bart Walker – Northwest Florida State College

Week 2

NCAA DI: Dawn Plitzuweit – University of South Dakota
NCAA DII: Lynsey Warren – Ohio Dominican University
NCAA DIII: Kristina Baugh – UMass-Boston
NAIA: Dan Waldeck – The Master’s University (CA)
JUCO: Mark Leszczyk – Massasoit Community College (MA)

Week 3

NCAA DI: Karl Smesko – Florida Gulf Coast University
NCAA DII: Steve Gomez – Lubbock Christian University
NCAA DIII: Meg Barber – New Your University
NAIA: Jeff Hans – Thomas More University (KY)
JUCO: Cayla Petree – South Plains College (TX)

Week 4

NCAA DI: Bethann Shapiro Ord – Binghamton University
NCAA DII: Molly Miller – Drury University (MO)
NCAA DIII: Andy Yosinoff – Emmanuel College (MA)
NAIA: Steve Williamson – William Penn University (IA)
JUCO: Kim Muhl – Kirkwood Community College (IA)

Week 5

NCAA DI: Gary Blair – Texas A&M University
NCAA DII: Missy Traversi – Adelphi University (NY)
NCAA DIII: Mahogany Green – Hamilton College (NY)
NAIA: K.C. Bassett  – Sterling College (KS)
JUCO: Stephanie Murphy – Coahoma Community College (MS)

Week 6

NCAA DI: Karen Alston – University of Texas
NCAA DII: Deandra Schirmer – Valdosta State University (GA)
NCAA DIII: Nick DiPillo – University of Scranton (PA)
NAIA: Tim Hays – Southeastern University (FL)
JUCO: Marcilina Grayer – Salt Lake Community College (UT)

Week 7

NCAA DI: Rebecca Tillett – Longwood University
NCAA DII: DII Winter Break Week – No Winner
NCAA DIII: Jill Pace – Tufts University (MA)
NAIA: Dennis Hutter – Mayville State University (ND)
JUCO: Mike Seney – Community College of Baltimore County – Essex

Week 8

NCAA DI: Quentin Hillsman – Syracuse University
NCAA DII: Jason Burton – Texas A&M University – Commerce
NCAA DIII: G.P. Gromacki – Amherst College (MA)
NAIA: Hannah Moeller – Mid-American Christian University (OK)
JUCO: Mary “Roonie” Scovel  – Gulf Coast State College (FL)

Week 9

NCAA DI: Kim Mulkey – Baylor University
NCAA DII: Reid Takatsuka – Hawaii Pacific University
NCAA DIII: Jon Herbrechtsmeyer – Bethel University (MN)
NAIA: Sue Syljebeck – Siena Heights University (MI)
JUCO: Brian Ortmeier – Laramie County Community College (WY)

Week 10

NCAA DI: Kelly Graves – University of Oregon
NCAA DII: James Rice – Benedict College (SC)
NCAA DIII: Jennifer Reimer – Case Western Reserve University (OH)
NAIA: Bo Overton – Oklahoma City University
JUCO: Dave Kragel – Walters State Community College (TN)

Week 11

NCAA DI: Brenda Frese – University of Maryland
NCAA DII: Darrell Mosley – Lincoln University (PA)
NCAA DIII: Grahm Smith – William Peach University (NC)
NAIA: Jina Douglas – Hastings College (NE)
JUCO: Stacey Franklin – Chattanooga State Community College

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