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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.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

AP WBB Poll Trivia: Coaching Appearance List

By Mel Greenberg @womhoopsguru

With Tuesday’s announcement of Jim Foster’s retirement from Chattanooga, here is the way the overall and active list with certain cutoffs from the entire database looked at the close of 2017-18 prior to the summer update that on the active file will reflect his departure and any other carousel actions affecting the list. 

  By Mel Greenberg
Women’s Hoops Guru @womhoopsguru

Quick hits on AP poll (week  19 for coaches’ appearances week No. 19 -Final ) – Season 2017-18
(This is 748th poll after week 19 for 2017-18). (Records on pages through week 19)

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-190), 430
Gary Blair (Stephen F. Austin-79), (Arkansas-67), (Texas A&M-212), 358
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), (Chattanooga-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 as existed in 2012)
2.  Tara VanDerveer (2 schools – Ohio St., Stanford) – 538
3. **-Andy Landers, Georgia – 522
4.  Geno Auriemma, Connecticut – 502
5. C. Vivian Stringer (3 schools – Cheyney, Iowa, Rutgers) – 430
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) – 358
10. Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame 351
11. **-Rene Portland (2 schools – St. Joseph, Penn St.) – 336
12.  **-Debbie Ryan, Virginia – 329
13. **- Kay Yow, North Caro. St. – 326
14. **-Leon Barmore, Louisiana Tech (51-shared with Sonja Hogg) – 325
15. Kim Mulkey, Baylor 304
16.**- Gail Goestenkors (2 schools – Duke, Texas) – 295
17. **-Joe Ciampi, Auburn – 290
18. **-Sue Gunter (2 schools – Stephen F. Austin, LSU) – 270
19. Joanne P. McCallie (2 schools – Michigan St., Duke) – 269
20. **-Joan Bonvicini (2 schools – Long Beach, Arizona) – 267
21. Sherri Coale, Oklahoma – 264
21. **-Marsha Sharp, Texas Tech – 264
23. **-Van Chancellor (2 schools – Mississippi, LSU) – 261
24. Brenda Frese (2 schools – Minnesota, Maryland) – 256
25. **-Chris Weller, Maryland – 227
26. **-Theresa Grentz (2 schools – Rutgers, Illinois) – 225
27. **-Marianne Stanley (3 schools – Old Dominion, Southern Cal, Stanford*) – 183
28. **-Paul Sanderford (2 schools – W. Kentucky, Nebraska) – 182
29. Doug Bruno, DePaul - 180
30. **-Marian Washington, Kansas – 176

**-Not on the College Division I active head coaches list

Active Coaches-All Time AP Ranking Appearances
1. Tara VanDerveer (2 schools – Ohio St., Stanford) – 538
2. Geno Auriemma, Connecticut – 502
3. C.Vivian Stringer (3 schools – Cheyney, Iowa, Rutgers) – 430
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) – 358
7. Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame – 351
8. Kim Mulkey, Baylor – 304
9. Joanne P. McCallie (2 schools - Michigan St., Duke) – 269
10. Sherri Coale, Oklahoma – 264
11. Brenda Frese (2 schools, Minnesota, Maryland) – 256
12. Doug Bruno, DePaul – 180
13. Bill Fennelly, (2 schools – Toledo, Iowa St.) – 155
14. Jeff Walz, Louisville – 154
15. Sue Semrau, Florida St. – 146
16. Dawn Staley (2 schools —Temple, South Carolina) – 142
17. Matthew Mitchell, Kentucky – 141
18. @!@!-Kristy Curry (2 schools – Purdue, Texas Tech) – 136
19. Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona St. – 134
20. Joe McKeown (3 schools – New Mexico St., George Washington, Northwestern) – 129
21. Kevin McGuff (2 schools -- Xavier, Ohio State) – 109
22.)))-Chris Gobrecht (Washington) - 104 
23. Mike Carey, West Virginia – 103
24. Holly Warlick, Tennessee – 98 (In 2016 Tennessee missed polls 16th/17th/18th/19th) ( in 2017 missed poll 5th, 6th, 7th ,8th, 9th. 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th)
25. Sharon Versyp, Purdue – 84
26. Suzy Merchant, Michigan St. – 81
27. Karen Aston, Texas – 77
28. Cori Close, UCLA—76
29. Scott Rueck, Oregon State – 75
30. Vic Schaefer, Mississippi St. – 74
31. Lindsay Gottlieb, California 73
32. Katie Meier, Miami –67
33. Lisa Bluder (2 schools – Iowa, Drake) – 65
34. Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse – 64
35. Joanne Boyle, California (2 schools – California, Virginia) – 61
35. Coquese Washington, Penn State – 61
37. Kelly Graves, (2 schools — Gonzaga, Oregon) – 58
37. Jim Littell, Oklahoma State – 58
39. $$$ - Bonnie Henrickson ( 2 schools — Virginia Tech, Kansas) - 54
40.  ***-Kathy Olivier, UCLA 52
41. Harry Perretta, Villanova – 50
42. ____Terri Williams-Flournoy (2 schools – Georgetown, Auburn) – 49
43. Jeff  Mittie, (TCU, Kansas St.) – 48
44. Kevin Borseth, Wis.-Green Bay – 46
45. Jose Fernandez, South Florida – 45
46. Nikki Fargas (UCLA, LSU) – 44
47. Kim Barnes Arico (2 schools – St. John’s, Michigan) – 43
48. ====Agnus Berenato (Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh) 37
49.%=%=  Matt Bollant, Wis.-Green Bay – 35
49. Lisa Stockton, Tulane – 35
51. ;;; - June Daughtery (2 schools — Boise St., Washington) - 32
52. MaChelle Joseph, Georgia Tech – 31

 )))-Active at Air Force; $$$-Active at UCSB.;  !!!-Active at Nevada;  %=%= Active at Eastern Illinois; @!@!-Active at Alabama, ====-Active at Kennesaw St.; ;;;-Active at Washington St.

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