Grentz Is Women’s Basketball Head Coach

grentzNamed the sixth head coach for women’s basketball, Theresa Grentz has accumulated 671 wins during her 33-year head coaching career, which has included stops at Rutgers and Illinois.

Grentz served as an assistant coach last year. She helped with individual player development, implementation of practice, scouting, and game strategies.

In her career, Grentz made a postseason tournament in 25 of her 33 seasons. She has also posted seventeen 20-win seasons and produced three WNBA draft picks. She was a founding member of Women’s Coaches Basketball Association and has been honored as coach of the year 16 times.

In 1990, Grentz led the USA National Team to a pair of gold medals at the World Championships in Malaysia and the Goodwill Games in Seattle, Wash. Two years later she guided the USA Olympic Team to a bronze medal in Barcelona. In 2001, Grentz was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

At Rutgers, she was the first full-time women’s basketball head coach in the country.

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