WEEK 13: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 13 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 13 winners are:

NCAA D1: Alex Simmons – Gardner-Webb University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (20-4)
Past week’s results: 97-63 W vs Charleston Southern, 82-56 W at Presbyterian.
Highlights: Two more blowout wins last week for Simmons’ GWU squad have pushed their winning streak to 12. The Runnin’ Bulldogs are now 10-0 at home, 12-0 in the Big South, and have a four game lead in the conference standings.

NCAA D2: Dave Krauth – Augustana University (SD)

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (21-3)
Past week’s results: 79-71 W at Winona State, 82-79 W at Upper Iowa.
Highlights: Two road wins for Augustana extended their winning streak to nine games, and put them into a first-place tie in the South Division of the NSIC.

NCAA D3: Bill Broderick – Christopher Newport University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (22-0)
Past week’s results: 96-42 W vs Regent, 73-62 W vs UC Santa Cruz.
Highlights: The #1 D3 team in the country remained perfect on the season with two wins in the C2C Classic. After a blowout win in game 1, CNU trailed UC Santa Cruz at the half on Sunday – only the second time they had been down at intermission all season. They rallied for the win, which was their 37th in a row at home.

NAIA: Hannah Moeller – Mid-America Christian University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (20-4)
Past week’s results: 77-56 W at #19 USAO, 90-66 W vs #17 Texas Wesleyan
Highlights: A pair of big-time wins vs nationally ranked teams last week for Moeller and her crew, as they hit the 20 win mark on the season. The Evangels are now on a 7-game winning streak – with each of those wins coming by 16 points or more.

JUCO: Misty Opat – Cochise College

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (20-3)
Past week’s results: 52-48 W vs #14 Eastern Arizona, 75-60 W vs D2 #12 Pima
Highlights: Cochise, currently ranked #22 (NJCAA D1) had two big wins at home last week, downing two nationally ranked teams. Opat’s crew is now a perfect 8-0 at home, and they are winners of five straight.

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

Week 12

NCAA DI: Katie Geralds – Purdue University
NCAA DII: Beth Jillson – Texas Woman’s University
NCAA DIII: Keith Mondillo – Gwynedd Mercy University
NAIA: Steve Edwards – Brewton-Parker College
JUCO: Jason Bonde – Rochester Community & Technical College

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