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Atlanta Tipoff Club | March 3, 2021

10 semifinalists named for Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy Women's Coach of the Year

Women's basketball's second top-16 reveal unveils 2021 NCAA tournament region names

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today 10 semifinalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Women's Coach of the Year award.

The ACC, Pac-12 and SEC lead in representation with two coaches from each conference.

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Previous recipients on the list include UConn's Geno Auriemma and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer, who have a combined 10 Coach of the Year awards between them.

The Atlanta Tipoff Club will release a list of four finalists on March 18, with the winner being announced on April 3.

NAME SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Geno Auriemma UConn Big East
Adia Barnes Arizona Pac-12
Gary Blair Texas A&M SEC
Mike Carey West Virginia Big 12
Jose Fernandez USF AAC
Brenda Frese Maryland Big Ten
Wes Moore NC State ACC
Joni Taylor Georgia SEC
Tara VanDerveer Stanford Pac-12
Jeff Walz Louisville ACC

 

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