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NCAA.com | February 27, 2019

Naismith Award announces 15 women's basketball coach of the year nominees

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The Naismith Award announced the 15 nominees for the women's college basketball coach of the year on Wednesday.

The list includes eight-time winner Geno Auriemma, head coach at Connecticut, three-time winner Muffett McGraw, head coach at Notre Dame, and Kim Mulkey head coach of No. 1-ranked Baylor. Mississippi State's Vic Schaefer, also nominated, won the award last year.

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Name School Conference
Geno Auriemma UConn AAC
Lisa Bluder Iowa Big Ten
Amanda Butler Clemson ACC
Lisa Fortier Gonzaga WCC
Kelly Graves Oregon Pac-12
Carolyn Kieger Marquette Big East
Muffett McGraw Notre Dame ACC
Katie Meier Miami ACC
Wes Moore NC State ACC
Kim Mulkey Baylor Big 12
Lynne Roberts Utah Pac-12
Scott Rueck Oregon State Pac-12
Vic Schaefer Mississippi State SEC
Tara Vanderveer Stanford Pac-12
Jeff Walz Louisville ACC