WEEK 6: WHoopDirt.com Coach of the Week presented by Just Play Solutions

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as the Week 6 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 6 winners are:

NCAA D1: Kim Mulkey – LSU

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (12-0)
Past week’s results: 88-42 W vs Lamar, 91-52 W vs Montana State, 87-55 W vs Oregon State.
Highlights: Three more wins last week, including two in Hawaii kept #11 LSU perfect on the season. Mulkey’s Tigers are undefeated through its non-conference schedule for the first time since the 2002-03 season, and outscoring opponents by 44.0ppg.

NCAA D2: Kerry Phayre – Assumption University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (10-0)
Past week’s results: 55-42 W at New Haven, 81-73 (3OT) W at Queens.
Highlights: Assumption won two games on the road this week, including a 3OT thriller to stay undefeated on the season. The 10-0 start is the best for the Greyhounds in over a decade. Earlier this season, Phayre became the all-time winningest coach in Assumption athletics history with her 413th victory.

NCAA D3: Maria Williamson – University of Chicago

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (10-0)
Past week’s results: 63-58 W vs #13 UW Whitewater, 59-54 W at Wisconsin Lutheran.
Highlights: #21 Chicago trailed #13 Whitewater by 10 entering the 4th on Wednesday, then exploded for 28 in the final frame to claim the upset win – their highest-ranked win for the women’s program since defeating #11 Trine in 2019. UC capped off the week with a win at Wisconsin Lutheran on the road to remain undefeated.

NAIA: Ginger High Colvin – Campbellsville University

Weekly Record (Overall): 2-0 (11-0)
Past week’s results: 96-59 W at Asbury, 79-60 W vs Shawnee State.
Highlights: The #3 ranked NAIA team in the country stayed unblemished on the season (11-0) with two more wins last week. They are also a perfect 8-0 in the Mid-South Conference.

JUCO: Jamarra Robinson – Indian River State College

Weekly Record (Overall): 3-0 (13-2)
Past week’s results: 86-48 W vs Santa Fe, 71-53 W vs Bishop State, 104-41 W vs Wayne County.
Highlights: Robinson’s #13 squad racked up three more wins last week, and stretched their winning streak to 6. They captured both games in the IRSC Holiday classic over the weekend, and remain unbeaten at home on the season (5-0).

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

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

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