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The Atlanta Tipoff Club | February 16, 2022

Staley, VanDerveer and others among Naismith Werner Ladder Women's Coach of the Year watch list

2022 March Madness women's bracket predictions, as of Feb. 15

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced its late season Werner Ladder Naismith 2022 Women's Coach of the Year watch list Wednesday.

No. 1 South Carolina's Dawn Staley and No. 2 Stanford's Tara VanDerveer are among list of 15 coaches. VanDerveer won the award in 2021. 

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Key announcement dates: 

  • Semifinalists: March 9, 2022
  • Finalists: March 24, 2022
  • Winner: April 2, 2022
NAme School Conference
Jennie Baranczyk Oklahoma Big 12
Adia Barnes Arizona Pac-12
Kim Barnes-Arico Michigan Big Ten
Bill Fennelly Iowa State Big 12
Kelly Rae Finley Florida SEC
Nell Fortner Georgia Tech ACC
Kellie Harper Tennessee SEC
Jeff Judkins BYU WCC
Wes Moore NC State ACC
Teri Moren Indiana Big Ten
Kim Mulkey LSU SEC
Karl Smesko FGCU ASUN
Dawn Staley South Carolina SEC
Tara VanDerveer Stanford Pac-12
Jeff Walz Louisville ACC

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