Staley makes history with Naismith coach honor

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  • April 2, 2020
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina women’s basketball head coach Dawn Staley completed her sweep of annual awards today as the Atlanta Tipoff Club named her its 2020 Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year. The Gamecocks’ leader becomes the first men’s or women’s honoree to have won the award after previously claiming the Citizen Naismith Trophy for Player of the Year, which she received twice while playing at Virginia (1991, 1992).

“It is truly an honor to receive the Naismith National Coach of the Year, and, while I’m the one receiving the award, every head coach knows you cannot be a good coach without great assistants, great support staff, and great players,” Staley said. “So, this award is every bit as much theirs as it is


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