Rocky Mountain’s Wes Keller named 2022 WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year

ATLANTA (March 21, 2022) — Rocky Mountain College head coach Wes Keller has been named the 2022 WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced today.

Keller will receive the Pat Summitt Trophy, named for the late legendary University of Tennessee coach and awarded annually to the national coaches of the year in each of the WBCA’s six membership divisions.

“The WBCA is proud to announce Wes Keller as the 2022 recipient of the Pat Summitt Trophy presented to the WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year,” said WBCA Executive Director Danielle M. Donehew. “We also congratulate the other head coaches who were selected by their peers as finalists for this prestigious award.

 "Wes was chosen for this honor after leading his team to an exceptional season. The WBCA recognizes and applauds his leadership example that can be seen in his student-athletes, institution and community.”

The WBCA NAIA National Coach of the Year is selected by a committee of coaches. This year’s finalists were:



Jessie Biggs

Indiana Institute of Technology

Jason Christensen

Dakota Wesleyan University

Ginger Colvin

Campbellsville University

Wes Keller

Rocky Mountain College

Alex Moorehead

Ave Maria University

Taylor Possail

Columbia College, Missouri

Visit to see a list of past recipients of the award.

About the WBCA
For 40 years, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association has been the professional association for coaches of women's and girls' basketball at all levels of competition. Founded in 1981, the WBCA offers educational resources that coaches need to help make themselves better leaders, teachers and mentors to their players; provides opportunities for coaches to connect with peers in the profession; serves as the unifying voice of a diverse community of coaches to the organizations that control the game; and celebrates those coaches, players and other individuals who excel each year and contribute to the advancement of the sport. Visit for more details about the association.

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