Search committee to be chaired by WWU FAR Bruce Larson
In 24th season as head coach and 19th year as senior women's administrator ... 2013 CaptainU Division II National Coach of the Year ... Has directed Vikings to six straight NCAA II West Regional appearances and 14 overall ... Dean of Great Northwest Athletic Conference coaches ... Has coached 13 All-Americans and 50 conference all-stars ... First person in any sport and one of just two overall to represent WWU in national tournament competition as player, assistant coach and head coach, being part of 612 WWU victories in those three roles ... Has served two three-year terms on Women's Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors ... Has served on Kodak All-American Selection Committee as well as WBCA National rating committee and West Region rating committee ... Is winningest coach in school history with record of 494-183 ... Needs six more victories to become first four-year college coach in state of Washington and Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Oregon and Washington) to reach 500 at one university in those states ... Ranks No.11 among active NCAA II coaches in victories and winning percentage of 72.5 is No.10 ... Ranks No.22 in winning percentage among NCAA II coaches all-time and No.25 in wins ... Has directed Vikings to 17 20-win seasons, ninth all-time among NCAA II coaches, and 21 post-season appearances ... Directed WWU to 29-4 record in 2012-13, winning GNAC regular- season and tournament titles, West Regional championship and reaching NCAA II final four; and to 27-4 ledger in 1999-2000, winning Pacific West Conference and West Regional titles and reaching semifinals at NCAA II Elite Eight ... Besides those two regional titles, guided WWU to NCAA II West Regional final in 2002, regional semifinals in 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, and 2012; and first round at regionals in 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 ... Also directed Vikings to NAIA Division I National Tournament quarterfinals in 1995-96 and first round in 1997-98 ... Selected to WWU's ' all-time basketball team for school's first 100 years ... Named WBCA NCAA II West Region Coach of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2013, GNAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2006, 2011and 2013; Little All-Northwest Coach of the Year in 2000 and Pacific Northwest Athletic Conference (PNWAC) Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1996 ... Top assistant at WWU for four years (1986-90), the Vikings having a 95-28 (77.2 percent) record during that stretch and reaching NAIA national quarterfinals in 1989 ... 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-American teams in 1985-86 as well as earning NAIA National all-tournament (second-team) and District 1 co-Player of the Year honors, leading Vikings to national quarterfinals ... Scored 1,757 points and grabbed 896 rebounds during four-year career, playing first two seasons at Biola University CA ... Coached by Lynda Goodrich at Western and Betty Norman at Biola, both NAIA National Hall of Famers and 400-game winners ... Also lettered three years as setter in volleyball at WWU ... All-Province selection as prep, leading Penticton High School to British Columbia championship ... Served six years as member of NAIA Kodak All-America Selection Committee ... 49 years old ... She and husband John Garrison, who played basketball at Eastern Washington University, have two daughters, Kennedy 14 and Aspen 12, and son Grey 10.