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Duke Coach Best in ACC

Duke Coach Best in ACC

ACC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year Announced McCallie earns her first ACC Coach of the Year accolade.

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie was selected as Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.

McCallie, in just her third season at the reigns of the Blue Devils’ program, earned her first ACC Coach of the Year accolade.  The ACC is the fourth conference in which McCallie, who previously spent time as head coach at Maine and Michigan State, has won a coach of the year award.  McCallie was a two-time (1995 & 1996) winner while Maine was aligned with the North Atlantic Conference, and won again in 1999 when Maine was a member of the America East Conference.  In 2005, McCallie was named Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year while with the Spartans.

McCallie has guided the Blue Devils to 24-5 overall record, their 13th-straight 20-win season, and a 12-2 ACC mark, tying with Florida State as regular season champions.  The regular season title is the first for Duke under McCallie’s leadership, and the No. 1 seed in the 2010 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament is the team’s eighth in school history.  McCallie is 76-21 in less than three seasons at Duke and is 392-169 overall in 18 seasons.

The first of four opening-round games is underway at the 2010 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, with fifth-seeded Wake Forest taking on 12th-seeded Miami.

All ACC women’s basketball information can be followed at theACC.com and all tournament information can be accessed at http://www.theacc.com/championships/acc-w-tournament-central-2010.html.

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