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With a 30-2 men's team trying to defend its national title, and a 28-3 women's team also headed to the Elite Eight, Western Washington is enjoying remarkable basketball success.
In 18th year as senior women's administrator and 23rd overall at WWU ... In third year of second three-year term 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 475-173 record with winning percentage of 73.3 in 22 seasons as head women's basketball coach at WWU (took one-year leave of absence in 2003-04), directing Vikings to 20 post-season appearances ... Winningest women's basketball coach in school history ... Ranks No.10 among active NCAA II coaches in victories and winning percentage is No.10 ... Ranks No.21 in winning percentage among NCAA II coaches all-time and No.24 in wins ... Has coached 13 All-Americans and 48 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 17 20-win seasons and 21 post-season 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 ... 48 years old ... She and husband John Garrison have three children: two daughters, Kennedy 13 and Aspen 11, and son, Grey, 9.
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