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, February 21, 2017

Guru's AP WBB History: Combo Coaching and Playing For Top 25 Teams

                                         (Played for and Coached Ranked Teams)


1. Katie Abrahamson-Henderson    Missouri St. Georgia/Iowa
2. Cheryl Burnett         Missouri.St. Kansas
3. Amanda Butler%                         Florida                                        Florida
4. Nikki Caldwell                             UCLA                                       Tennessee
5. Tonya Cardoza                              Temple                                      Virginia
6. Pokey Chatman%          LSU       LSU
7. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke%                 Southern Cal                             Southern Cal
8. June Daugherty        Boise St./Washington Ohio St.
9. Nell Fortner         Purdue/Auburn     Texas
10. Susie Gardner         Arkansas             Georgia
11. Michelle Clark-Heard% Western Kentucky Western Kenbtucky
12. MaChelle Joseph                          Georgia Tech                              Purdue
13. Linda Lappe%                               Colorado                                      Colorado  
14. Wendy Larry%         Old Dominion Old Dominion
15. Joanne P. McCallie         Michigan St./Duke         Northwestern
16. Kathy McConnell-Miller              Colorado                                     Virginia
17. Muffet McGraw          Notre Dame             St. Joseph’s
18. Katie Meier                                 Miami                                         Duke
19. Cheryl Miller%         Southern Cal             Southern Cal
20. Kim Mulkey         Baylor  Louisiana Tech
21. Mary Murphy         Wisconsin             Northwestern
22. Kathy Olivier         UCLA   UNLV
23. Carolyn Peck         Purdue/Florida                           Vanderbilt7
24. Laurie Pirtle         Cincinnati              Ohio St.
25. Jennifer Rizzotti                        Hartford                                       Connecticut
26. Carol Ross%         Florida/Mississippi Mississippi
27. Bev Smith%          Oregon                         Oregon
28. Dawn Staley                      Temple/South Carolina Virginia
28. Jan Ternyik      San Francisco Montclair St.
30. Charli Turner Thorne          Arizona St. Stanford
31. Amy Tucker*                    Stanford Ohio St.
32. Holly Warlick%                            Tennessee                      Tennessee
33. Coquese Washington                    Penn State                      Notre Dame
34. Terri Williams-Flournoy            Georgetown/Auburn                  Penn State

     *-Filled in for Tara VanDerveer in 1995-96
    %-Ten played and coached at same ranked school.


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