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NCAA.com | March 14, 2018

2018 Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year finalists announced

  Coach of the Year finalist Geno Auriemma became the fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 1,000 wins.

On March 14, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the four national finalists in consideration for the 2018 Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year. 

The list includes UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, who has led the Huskies to another undefeated season and earning his 1,000th win as head coach in December -- the fastest coach in NCAA history to do so. Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw also makes the final four, having earned a spot in the 2017 Naismith Hall of Fame class. 

Here are the four finalists: 

2018 Werner Ladder Naismith Award
Name School Conference
Geno Auriemma Connecticut AAC
Kelly Graves Oregon Pac-12
Muffet McGraw Notre Dame ACC
Vic Schaefer Mississippi State SEC