Past Recipients

Past WBCA National Coaches of the Year

The United States Marines Corps partnered with the WBCA in 2015 to become the offical sponsor of its six National Coach of the Year awards. In 2018, Wilson Sporting Goods joined the association as the offical sponsor of the high school award.

2018
NCAA DI - Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State University
NCAA DII - Robyn Fralick, Ashland University
NCAA DIII - Bob Amsberry, Wartburg College
NAIA - Drew Olsen, Concordia University (Nebraska)
Two-Year College - Chad Killinger, Moberly Area Community College
High School - Sue Phillips, Archbishop Mitty High School

2017
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Robyn Fralick, Ashland University
NCAA DIII - G.P. Gromacki, Amherst College
NAIA - Dale Neal, Freed-Hardeman University
Two-Year College - Kim Muhl, Kirkwood Community College
High School - Rhonda Farney, Georgetown (Texas) High School

2016
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Steve Gomez, Lubbock Christian University
NCAA DIII - Scott Hemer, SUNY Geneseo
NAIA - Chris Minner, Our Lady of the Lake University
Two-Year College - Ben Conrad, Johnson County Community College
High School - Tom Gonzalves, St. Mary's High School

2015
NCAA DI - Sue Semrau, Florida State University
NCAA DII - Lisa Carlsen, Lewis University
NCAA DIII - Carla Berube, Tufts University
NAIA - Dale Neal, Freed-Hardeman University
Two-Year College - Greg Franklin, Chipola Junior College
High School - Scott Allen, Paul VI Catholic High School

2014
NCAA DI - Muffet McGraw, University of Notre Dame
NCAA DII - Barbara Stevens, Bentley University
NCAA DIII - Marc Mitchell, Fairleigh Dickinson University (Florham)
NAIA - Russ Davis, Vanguard University
Two-Year College - Trenia Tillis Jones, Tyler Junior College
High School - Cathy Self Morgan, Duncanville High School

2013
NCAA DI - Muffet McGraw, University of Notre Dame
NCAA DII - Barbara Stevens, Bentley University
NCAA DIII - Kris Huffman, DePauw University
NAIA - George Wilson, College of the Ozarks
Two-Year College - Kate Lynch, Community College of Rhode Island
High School - Curtis Ekmark, St. Mary's High School (Phoenix, Ariz.)

2012
NCAA DI - Kim Mulkey, Baylor University
NCAA DII - Sue Ramsey, Ashland University
NCAA DIII - Mia Smith, Illinois Wesleyan University
NAIA - Steve Brooks, Indiana Wesleyan College
Two-Year College - B.J. Smith, Highland Community College
High School - Marcia Pinder, Dillard High School

2011
NCAA DI - Tara Vanderveer, Stanford University
NCAA DII - Dennis Cox, Clayton State University
NCAA DIII - Nancy Fahey, Washington University - St. Louis
NAIA - Earl Woudstra, Northwestern College
Two-Year College - Mark Leszczyk, Roxbury Community College
High School - Rich Castellano, Northport High School

2010
NCAA DI - Connie Yori, University of Nebraska
NCAA DII - Cleve Wright, Gannon University
NCAA DIII - G.P. Gromacki, Amherst College
NAIA - Nathan Teymer, Southern Polytechnic State University
Two-Year College - Michael Landers, Baton Rouge Community College
High School - Jeff Sink, Brea-Olinda High School

2009
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Todd Starkey, Lenoir-Rhyne University
NCAA DIII - Scott Rueck, George Fox University
NAIA - Russ Davis, Vanguard University
Two-Year College - Ned Mircetic, Ventura College
High School - Linus McGinty, Cardinal O'Hara High School

2008
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Chad Lavin, University of South Dakota
NCAA DIII - Chris Kielsmeier, Howard Payne University
NAIA - Mark Campbell, Union University
Two-Year College - Lin Laursen, Central Arizona College
High School - Andy Zihlman, Bishop Lynch High School

2007
NCAA DI - Gail Goestenkors, Duke University
NCAA DII - Steve Harold, Glenville State College
NCAA DIII - Deena Applebury, University of Mary Washington
NAIA - Steve Brooks, Indiana Wesleyan University
Two-Year College - Kim Muhl, Kirkwood Community College
High School - Joy Couch, Dorman High School

2006
NCAA DI - Sylvia Hatchell, University of North Carolina
NCAA DII - Glenn Wilkes, Jr., Rollins College
NCAA DIII - Brian Morehouse, Hope College
NAIA - Marty Rowe, Lee University
Two-Year College - Seth Goodman, Monroe College
High School - Kevin Kiernan, Troy High School (Calif.)

2005
NCAA DI - Pokey Chatman, Louisiana State University
NCAA DII - Dawn Plitzuweit, Grand Valley State University
NCAA DIII - Gary Fifield, University of Southern Maine
NAIA - Russ Davis, Vanguard University
Two-Year College - Lin Laursen, Central Arizona College
High School - Bob Mackey, Christ the King High School

2004
NCAA DI - Rene Portland, Pennsylvania State University
NCAA DII - Gordy Presnell, Seattle Pacific University
NCAA DIII - Stefanie Pemper, Bowdoin College
NAIA - Mark Campbell, Union University
Two-Year College - Michael Landers, Trinity Valley Community College
High School - Brad Smith, Oregon City High School

2003
NCAA DI - Gail Goestenkors, Duke University
NCAA DII - Gordy Presnell, Seattle Pacific University
NCAA DIII - Tonja Englund, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
NAIA - Bill Watson, Pikeville College
Two-Year College - Stephanie Smith, Wabash Valley Community College
High School - Joe Lombard, Canyon High School

2002
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Paul Thomas, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
NCAA DIII - Kris Huffman, DePauw University
NAIA - Craig Wiginton, Southern Nazarene University
Two-Year College - Mary Scovel, Gulf Coast Community College
High School - Kathy McGee, Powers Catholic High School

2001
NCAA DI - Muffet McGraw, University of Notre Dame
NCAA DII - Barbara Stevens, Bentley College
NCAA DIII - Nan Carney-DeBord, Ohio Wesleyan University
NAIA - Sharon Baldwin, Life College
Two-Year College - Jim Littell, Seward County
High School - Jeff Jasper, Pascack Valley High School

2000
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Nancy Winstel, Northern Kentucky University
NCAA DIII - Nancy Fahey, Washington University (Mo.)
NAIA - Steve Crots, Auburn-Montgomery University
Two-Year College - Lee Ann Riley, Tyler Junior College
High School - Tom Dineen, Buffalo Grove High School

1999
NCAA DI - Carolyn Peck, Purdue University
NCAA DII - Barbara Stevens, Bentley College
NCAA DIII - Pam Ruder, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
NAIA - Frank Bennett, Lipscomb University
Two-Year College - Lorene Ramsey, Illinois Central College
High School - Linda Holt, Butler High School

1998
NCAA DI - Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee
NCAA DII - Cindy Stein, Emporia State University
NCAA DIII - Pam Ruder, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
NAIA - Frank Bennett, Lipscomb University
Two-Year College - Lorene Ramsey, Illinois Central College
High School - Linda Holt, Butler High School

1997
NCAA DI - Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut
NCAA DII - Bob Schneider, West Texas A&M University
NCAA DIII - Lisa Stone, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
NAIA - Cindy DeRocher, Tri-State University
Two-Year College - Gary Ashlock, Central Florida Community College
High School – Brad Smith, Oregon City High School

1996
NCAA DI - Leon Barmore, Lousiana Tech University
NCAA DII - Suzanne Fox, Abilene Christian University
NCAA DIII - Kathi Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
NAIA - Frank Bennett, Lipscomb University
Two-Year College - Bill Brock, Grayson County College
High School - Brad Smith, Oregon City High School

1995
NCAA DI - Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee
NCAA DII - Jorja Hoehn, University of California-Davis
NCAA DIII - Dixie Jeffers, Capital University (Ohio)
NAIA - Jerry Finkbeiner, Southern Nazarene University
Two-Year College - Kurt Budke, Trinity Valley Community College
High School - Breezy Bishop, Western High School (Md.)

1994
NCAA DI - Marsha Sharp, Texas Tech University
NCAA DII - Paula Sullivan, Stonehill College
NCAA DIII - Dixie Jeffers, Capital University (Ohio)
NAIA - Jon Carey, Western Oregon State University
Two-Year College - Lyndal Worth, Florida Community College at Jacksonville
High School - Pat Hewitt, Hartsville High School

1993
NCAA DI - C. Vivian Stringer, University of Iowa
NCAA DII - Amy Ruley, North Dakota State University
NCAA DIII - Mike Durbin, College of St. Benedict
NAIA - Theresa Check, Central State University
Two-Year College - Susan Summons, Miami Dade Community College-Kendall
High School - Vincent Cannizzaro, Christ the King High School

1992
NCAA DI - Ferne Labati, University of Miami
NCAA DII - Barbara Stevens, Bentley College
NCAA DIII - Mary Beth Spirk, Moravian College
NAIA - Allison McNeill, Simon Fraser University
Two-Year College - Royce Chadwick, Howard College
High School - Rick Insell, Shelbyvillle Central High School

1991
NCAA DI - Rene Portland, Pennsylvania State University
NCAA DII - James Sweat, Norfolk State University
NCAA DIII - Donna Newberry, Muskingum College
NAIA - Nelson Brownlee, Claflin College
Two-Year College - Mike Bona, Emmanuel College
High School - Sandra Meadows, Duncanville High School

1990
NCAA DI - Kay Yow, North Carolina State University
NCAA DII - Darlene May, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
NCAA DIII - Sue Wise, Hope College
NAIA - Lisa Bluder, St. Ambrose University
Two-Year College - Evelyn Blalock, Kilgore College
High School - Rick Insell, Shelbyville Central High School

1989
NCAA DI - Tara VanDerveer, Stanford University
NCAA DII - Jane Williamson, West Georgia College
NCAA DIII - LeAnn Henrich, California State University-Stanislaus
NAIA - Nelson Brownlee, Claflin College
Two-Year College - Evelyn Blalock, Kilgore College

1988
NCAA DI - C. Vivian Stringer, University of Iowa
NCAA DII - Darlene May, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
NCAA DIII - Duane Siverson, Concordia College (Minn.)
NAIA - Johnny Jacumin, Wingate College
Two-Year College - Lorene Ramsey, Illinois Central College

1987
NCAA DI - Theresa Grentz, Rutgers University
NCAA DII - Nancy Winstel, Northern Kentucky University
NCAA DIII - Linda Wunder, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
NAIA - Floyd Evans, Wayland Baptist University
Two-Year College - Linda Hargrove, Cowley County Community College

1986
NCAA DI - Jody Conradt, University of Texas
NCAA DII - Brenda Reilly, Central Connecticut State University
NCAA DIII - Tim Shea, Salem State College
NAIA - Sylvia Hatchell, Francis Marion College
Two-Year College - Jerry McCarty, Barton County Community College

1985
NCAA DI - Jim Foster, St. Joseph's University
NCAA DII - Jorja Hoehn, Central Missouri State University
NCAA DIII - Mike Strong, University of Scranton
NAIA - Lewis Bivens, Carson-Newman College
Two-Year College - Ken Hefner, Odessa College

1984
NCAA DI - Jody Conradt, University of Texas
NCAA DII - Linda Makowski, University of Dayton
NCAA DIII - A.J. Stoval, Rust College
Two-Year College - Penny Slagle, University of North Dakota-Williston

1983
NCAA DI - Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee
NCAA DII - Jorja Hoehn, Central Missouri State University
NCAA DIII - Wayne Morgan, North Central College
Two-Year College - Lin Laursen, Central Arizona College