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Carmen Dolfo

Carmen  Dolfo
Senior Women's Administrator

In 23rd year as senior women's administrator and 28th year as head women's basketball coach at WWU ... Completed two three-year terms as member of Women's Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors ... Also served on Kodak All-American Selection Committee as well as WBCA national and West Region rating committees ... Has 573-223 record with winning percentage of .720 in 27 seasons as head women's basketball coach at WWU (took one-year leave of absence in 2003-04), directing Vikings to NCAA Division II Tournament in 16 of 20 seasons, including Elite Eight trips in 1999-2000 and 2012-13 ... Winningest head coach in WWU history ... Ranks No. 7 among active NCAA II coaches in victories and winning percentage is No. 15 ... Ranks No. 17 in wins among NCAA II coaches all-time and No. 21 in winning percentage ... Has coached 14 All-Americans and 60 conference all-stars ... CaptainU National Coach of the Year in 2012-13, directing team to 29-4 record, Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships, West Regional title and NCAA II national semifinals, tying school's highest finish ... Her 1999-2000 team was 27-4 record and reached final four at nationals; and her 2005-06 Vikings finished 27-2 (.931 winning percentage) and had 21-game winning streak, both school records ... First person in any sport and one of just two overall to represent WWU at nationals as player, assistant coach and head coach ... Has led Vikings to 20 seasons of 20 or more wins and 25 postseason appearances... Selected to WWU's all-time basketball team for school's first 100 years ... GNAC Coach of the Year in 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2013; and WBCA West Region Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2013... Named Little All-Northwest Coach of the Year in 2000 and Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1996 ... Received bachelor's degree in physical education in 1986 and master's degree in student personnel administration in 1999, both from WWU ... Named to three All-America teams for Vikings in 1985-86 as well as earning NAIA National all-tournament (second-team) and District 1 co-Player of the Year honors ... Scored 1,757 points and grabbed 896 rebounds during four-year career, playing first two seasons at Biola University CA ... All-Province selection as prep, leading Penticton High School to British Columbia championship ... She and husband John Garrison have three children: two daughters, Kennedy and Aspen, and one son, Grey.


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