WEEK 15: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 15 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 15 winners are:

NCAA D1: Lisa Carlsen – Northern Illinois University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (14-11)
Past week’s results: 85-81 W at Bowling Green, 84-77 W vs Ball State.
Highlights: Snapped MAC co-leader BGSU’s (23-3) 11-game win streak, and handed the Falcons their first home loss of the season on Wednesday. This win was also the 300th career career win for Carlsen. On Saturday, NIU beat another MAC co-leader Ball State (22-5), and ended their 10-game win streak.

NCAA D2: Serena King-Coleman – Fayetteville State

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (18-6)
Past week’s results: 78-62 W at Claflin, 76-44 W vs St. Augustine’s.
Highlights: FSU secured the top seed in the upcoming CIAA tournament with two more wins last week. The Broncos finished the regular season on an eight-game win streak, 14-2 in the CIAA, and 8-2 at home. They will have an opening round bye in this week’s CIAA tourney.

NCAA D3: Ben O’Brien – University of Scranton

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (25-0)
Past week’s results: 73-45 W at Moravian, 70-45 W vs Juniata.
Highlights: Two more blow-out wins for O’Brien’s #3 Scranton squad as they end the regular season with a perfect 25-0 record. This is the first unbeaten regular season for the Lady Royals since going 25-0 in 2015-16. They are the top-seed in this week’s Landmark Conference Tournament.

NAIA: Clifton Williams – University of Pikeville

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (21-7)
Past week’s results: 77-55 W at Wilberforce, 71-68 W vs #1 Thomas More.
Highlights: Williams’ #25 UPike squad ended the regular season on a high note, as they knocked off the #1 NAIA team in the country on Saturday. The win also propelled them to the #3 seed in the MSC tournament, where they will play on Friday.

JUCO: Marbely Montas – Union College (NJ)

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (22-5)
Past week’s results: 86-60 W vs #7 Harcum College, 109-61 W vs CCBC Catonsville.
Highlights: Two big wins last week for Union, including knocking off the #7 NJCAA D2 team in the nation, to close out the regular season. Montas’ Owls have now captured six straight GSAC conference championships, and will face Lackawanna in the Region XIX Tournament Semi-Final on Friday.

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

Week 13

NCAA DI: Alex Simmons – Gardner-Webb University
NCAA DII: Dave Krauth – Augustana University (SD)
NCAA DIII: Bill Broderick – Christopher Newport University
NAIA: Hannah Moeller – Mid-America Christian University
JUCO: Misty Opat – Cochise College

Week 14

NCAA DI: Kenny Brooks – James Madison University
NCAA DII: Mike Williams – Grand Valley State
NCAA DIII: Kendra Whitehead – Hardin-Simmons University
NAIA: Brenita Jackson – Texas Wesleyan University
JUCO: Mike Seney – CCBC Essex

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