Womhoops Guru

Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

All-Time Overall and Active Coach Appearances in AP Women's Poll

By Mel Greenberg @womhoopsguru @BlueStarMedia1

And here are the coaching appearances up to date,


  By Mel Greenberg


Women’s Hoops Guru


(Mar.. 14, 2016) – Final


  Quick hits on AP poll (week 19 – final for coaches’ appearances week No. 19)

(This is 710th poll after week 19 for 2015-16). (Records on pages through week 19) and Year 40

 Coaches with Four Ranked Teams

Jim Foster (St. Joe-35), (Vanderbilt-164), (Ohio St.-171), (Chattanooga-10), 380

 Coaches with Three Ranked Teams 

C. Vivian Stringer (Cheyney-85), (Iowa-155), (Rutgers-188), 428

Gary Blair (Stephen F. Austin-79), (Arkansas-67), (Texas A&M-190), 336

Marianne Stanley (Old Dominion-141), (Southern Cal-24), (Stanford*-18), 183

Lin Dunn (Miami-2), (Mississippi-1), (Purdue-130), 133

Joe McKeown (New Mexico St.-6), (George Washington-110), (Northwestern-13) 129

Don Perrelli (Northwestern-52), (S. Conn.-20), (St. John’s-1), 73

Tom Collen (Colorado St.-34), (Louisville-17), (Arkansas-9), 60

Sharon Fanning-Otis (Kentucky-4), (Miss. St.-48), (Chattannoga-4), 56

Debbie Yow (Florida-2), (Kentucky-21), (Oral Roberts-1), 24

Co-Coaches

Kittie Blakemore, Scott Harrelson – West Virginia 8

Sonja Hogg, Leon Barmore – Louisiana Tech 51

Jill Hutchison, Linda Fischer – Illinois St. 3

Jim Jarrett, Joyce Patterson – Georgia St. 1

Marianne Stanley, Amy Tucker – Stanford 18

Jim Bolla, Sheila Strike – UNLV 18

 Coaches All Time Ranking Appearances

1. **- Pat Summitt, Tennessee – 618 (missed just 14 polls in entire AP history)

2. **-Andy Landers, Georgia – 522

3.  Tara VanDerveer (2 schools – Ohio St., Stanford) – 504

4.  Geno Auriemma, Connecticut – 464

5. C. Vivian Stringer (3 schools – Cheyney, Iowa, Rutgers) – 487

6. **-Jody Conradt, Texas – 395

7. Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina – 384

8. Jim Foster (4 schools – St. Joseph’s, Vanderbilt, Ohio St., Chattanooga) – 380

9. Gary Blair, (3 schools – Stephen F. Austin, Arkansas, Texas A&M) – 336

9. **-Rene Portland (2 schools – St. Joseph, Penn St.) – 336

11.  **-Debbie Ryan, Virginia – 328

12. **- Kay Yow, North Caro. St. – 326

13. **-Leon Barmore, Louisiana Tech (51-shared with Sonja Hogg) – 325

14. Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame – 313

15.**- Gail Goestenkors (2 schools – Duke, Texas) – 295

16. **-Joe Ciampi, Auburn – 290

17. **-Sue Gunter (2 schools – Stephen F. Austin, LSU) – 270

18. &&-Joan Bonvicini (2 schools – Long Beach, Arizona) – 267

19. Kim Mulkey, Baylor 266

19. **-Marsha Sharp, Texas Tech – 264

21. **-Van Chancellor (2 schools – Mississippi, LSU) – 261

22. Sherri Coale, Oklahoma 243

23. Joanne P. McCallie (2 schools – Michigan St., Duke) – 235

24. **-Chris Weller, Maryland - 227

25. )(-Theresa Grentz (2 schools – Rutgers, Illinois) – 225

26. Brenda Frese (2 schools – Minnesota, Maryland) -- 218

27. **-Marianne Stanley (3 schools – Old Dominion, Southern Cal, Stanford*) – 183

28. **-Paul Sanderford (2 schools – W. Kentucky, Nebraska) – 182

29. **-Marian Washington, Kansas – 176

      **-Not in college or not in as a head coach



Active Coaches-All Time AP Ranking Appearances


1. Tara VanDerveer (2 schools – Ohio St., Stanford) – 504

2. Geno Auriemma, Connecticut – 464

3. C.Vivian Stringer (3 schools – Cheyney, Iowa, Rutgers) – 428

4. Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina – 384

5. Jim Foster (3 schools – St. Joseph’s, Vanderbilt, Ohio St., Chattanooga) – 380

6. Gary Blair, (3 schools – Stephen F. Austin, Arkansas, Texas A&M) – 336

7. Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame – 313

8.&&--Joan Bonvicini (2 schools – Long Beach, Arizona) - 267

9. Kim Mulkey, Baylor – 266

10. Sherri Coale, Oklahoma – 243

11. Joanne P. McCallie (2 schools - Michigan St., Duke) – 235

12. )(-Theresa Grentz (3 schools – Saint Joseph’s, Rutgers, and Illinois) - 225

13. Brenda Frese (2 schools, Minnesota, Maryland) – 218

14. Doug Bruno, DePaul – 162

15. Melanie Balcomb (2 schools – Xavier, Vanderbilt) – 161

16. Bill Fennelly, (2 schools – Toledo, Iowa St.) – 155

17. @!@!-Kristy Curry (2 schools – Purdue, Texas Tech) – 136

18. Joe McKeown (3 schools – New Mexico St., George Washington, Northwestern) – 129

19. Matthew Mitchell, Kentucky – 122

20. Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona St. – 116

20. Jeff Walz, Louisville – 116

22. Sue Semrau, Florida St. – 108

23. ==== Jim Davis, Clemson, 106

24.)))-Chris Gobrecht (Washington) - 104

24. Dawn Staley (Temple, South Carolina) – 104

26. !!!- Jane Albright (2 schools – N. Illinois, Wisconsin) – 96

27. Sharon Versyp, Purdue – 84

27. Connie Yori (Creighton, Nebraska) – 84

29. Suzy Merchant, Michigan St. – 80

30. Mike Carey, West Virginia – 76

31. Holly Warlick, Tennessee – 74 (missed Tennessee’s 15th/15th17th.18th)

32. Kevin McGuff, (2 schools –Xavier, Ohio St.) – 71

33. Joanne Boyle, California (2 schools – California, Virginia) – 61

33. Coquese Washington, Penn State – 61

35. Lisa Bluder (2 schools – Iowa, Drake) – 59

36. Lindsay Gottlieb, California 57

37.  ***-Kathy Olivier, UCLA 52

38. Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse – 49

38. Jim Littell, Oklahoma State – 49

40. ____Terri Williams-Flournoy, Georgetown – 48

41. Katie Meier, Miami –47

42. Harry Perretta, Villanova – 44

43 Karen Aston, Texas 39

44..@@@@- Kelly Graves, Gonzaga – 38

44.Cori Close, UCLA—38

44. #####-Jeff  Mittie, TCU – 38

44. Scott Rueck, Oregon State – 38

48. Vic Schaefer, Mississippi State – 35

48.%=%=  Matt Bollant, Wis.-Green Bay – 35

48. Lisa Stockton, Tulane – 35

51. $$$- June Daugherty (2 schools – Boise St.,Washington) – 32

52. MaChelle Joseph, Georgia Tech – 31



&&-Active at Seattle;  )))-Active at Yale; $$$-Active at Wash. St.;  !!!-Active at Nevada; @@@@-Active at Oregon; ==== Active at Tenn Tech; ____Active at Auburn; %=%= Active at Illinois; @!@!-Active at Alabama, #####-active at Kansas State.)(-Active at Lafayette.