Northeast Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year

The Northeast Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year is a basketball award given to head coaches in the Northeast Conference (NEC). The award is granted to the head coach voted to be the most successful that season by the league's coaches. The award is named in honor of Brenda Reilly a teacher, sports administrator and three-sport coach in a career of almost three decades at Central Connecticut State University.[1]

Brenda Reilly NEC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year
Awarded forthe most outstanding women's basketball head coach in the Northeast Conference
CountryUnited States
First awarded1986–87

The award was first given following the 1986–87 season, to Kevin Jones of St. Francis Brooklyn.[2] The program with the most awards is Robert Morris, whose father-son duo of Sal and Charlie Buscaglia have garnered six awards.

Winners

Season Coach School Conference
Record
Conference
Standing
Overall
Record
Postseason Source(s)
1986–87 Kevin Jones St. Francis (NY) 9–7 5th 14–15 [2]
1987–88 Mickey McGlade Monmouth [2]
1988–89 Gela Mikalauskas Wagner [2]
1989–90 Bill Sheahan Mount St. Mary's [2]
1990–91 Susan DeKalb Monmouth [2]
1991–92 Bill Sheahan Mount St. Mary's [2]
1992–93 Sharon Beverly Fairleigh Dickinson [2]
1993–94 Bill Sheahan (2) Mount St. Mary's [2]
1994–95 Jenny Przekwas Saint Francis (PA) [2]
1995–96 Bill Sheahan (3) Mount St. Mary's [2]
1996–97 Jenny Przekwas(2) Saint Francis (PA) [2]
1997–98 Irma Garcia St. Francis (NY) 5th 11–16 [2]
1998–99 Vanessa Blair Mount St. Mary's [2]
1999–2000 Patty Delehanty LIU Brooklyn [2]
2000–01 Tricia Sacca-Fabbri Quinnipiac 12–6 16–13 [2]
2001–02 Myndi Hill Saint Francis (PA) [2]
2002–03 Myndi Hill (2) Saint Francis (PA) [2]
2003–04 Ed Swanson Sacred Heart [2]
2004–05 Sal Buscaglia Robert Morris [2]
2005–06 Tricia Fabbri (2) Quinnipiac 15–3 22–8 [2]
2006–07 Stephanie Gaitley LIU Brooklyn [2]
2007–08 Ed Swanson (2) Sacred Heart [2]
2008–09 Ed Swanson (3) Sacred Heart 22–4 [2]
2009–10 Sal Buscaglia (2) Robert Morris [2]
2010–11 Susan Fruchtl Saint Francis (PA) [2]
2011–12 Ed Swanson (4) Sacred Heart 15–3 1st 25–8 NEC Champions
NCAA First Round
[3]
2012–13 Tricia Fabbri (3) Quinnipiac 18–0 1st 30–3 NEC Champions
NCAA First Round
[4]
2013–14 Sal Buscaglia (3) Robert Morris 14–4 1st 21–12 NEC Champions
NCAA First Round
[5]
2014–15 Beryl Piper Central Connecticut 14–4 T–1st 19–12 NEC Semifinals [6]
2015–16 Jessica Mannetti Sacred Heart 16–2 1st 20–13 NEC Finals
WNIT First Round
[7]
2016–17 Charlie Buscaglia Robert Morris 14–4 1st 21–10 NEC Champions
NCAA First Round
[8]
2017–18 Charlie Buscaglia (2) Robert Morris 16–2 1st 25–8 NEC Finals
WNIT First Round
2018–19 Charlie Buscaglia (3) Robert Morris 16–2 1st 22–10 NEC Champions
NCAA First Round

Winners by school

SchoolWinnersYears
Saint Francis (PA)51995, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2011
Mount St. Mary's51990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1999
Sacred Heart52004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016
Robert Morris62005, 2010, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019
Quinnipiac32001, 2006, 2013
St. Francis Brooklyn21987, 1998
LIU Brooklyn22000, 2007
Monmouth21988, 1991
Central Connecticut12015
Fairleigh Dickinson11993
Wagner11989
Bryant0

References

  1. "Brenda Reilly, 62, Coach and Administrator". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
  2. "NEC Women's Basketball Record Book 1986-2010" (PDF). NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  3. "2012-13 Women's Basketball Coaching Staff". TribeAthletics.com. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  4. "2014-15 Women's Basketball Coaching Staff". QuinnipiacBobcats.com. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. "2013-14 NEC Women's Basketball Award Winners" (PDF). NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  6. "2014-15 NEC women's basketball season awards" (PDF). NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  7. "#NECWBB Regular Season Champion Sacred Heart Secures Three Major Awards; Second-place Bryant Lands Most All-League Honors". NortheastConference.org. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  8. "Regular Season Champion Robert Morris Snags Two Major Honors; All-NEC Teams Announced". northeastconference.org. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
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