MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Feb. 17, 2021) – West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey has been named to the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year Late-Season Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday.
Carey is one of 15 coaches named to the late-season list, including the only coach from the Big 12 Conference. The full list of honorees can be seen below.
The winningest coach in program history, Mike Carey is in his 20th season coaching the Mountaineers and holds a record of 426-220 at WVU. Earlier this season, Carey secured his 700th career victory after defeating LSU, 62-42, on Nov. 28, in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. In his 33 seasons of coaching, the Clarksburg, West Virginia, native has amassed a career record of 714-322.
During his time at West Virginia, Carey has been honored as the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2014, after the Mountaineers won a share of the league’s regular-season title, and the Big East Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2010. In 2017, Carey led the Mountaineers to its first Big 12 Conference Tournament championship in an upset over No. 2 Baylor.
Coach School (Conference)
Geno Auriemma UConn (AAC)
Adia Barnes Arizona (Pac-12)
Kim Barnes Arico Michigan (Big Ten)
Gary Blair Texas A&M (SEC)
Mike Carey West Virginia (Big 12)
Cori Close UCLA (Pac-12)
Jose Fernandez USF (AAC)
Brenda Frese Maryland (Big Ten)
Kellie Harper Tennessee (SEC)
Aaron Johnston South Dakota State (Summit)
Kevin McGuff Ohio State (Big Ten)
Wes Moore North Carolina State (ACC)
Dawn Staley South Carolina (SEC)
Tara VanDerveer Stanford (Pac-12)
Jeff Walz Louisville (ACC)
Press Release Courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics Communications