Oregon WBB head coach Kelly Graves wins Pac-12 Coach of the Year

The Oregon Ducks historic regular season was capped off by the Pac-12’s All-Conference honors Tuesday. 

On that list, one will notice a lot of yellow and green. 

Senior Sabrina Ionescu was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, Taylor Chavez the Sixth Player of the Year, and their head coach, Kelly Graves, was named John R. Wooden Coach of the Year.

From the release:

After taking the Ducks to their first-ever NCAA Final Four last year, Kelly Graves is named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. Graves has led the Ducks to a top-five national ranking in 17 weeks this season with the team earning top billing for the first four weeks of the season. Under his tutelage, three Ducks have been named to the All-Pac-12 team with Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard earning the nod for the fourth time each. He has led Oregon to its fifth 20-win campaign, winning at least 28 games in each of the last three years. In a league featuring six ranked teams most of the season, Oregon has clinched the Pac-12 regular-season crown and the No. 1 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament for the third year in a row. The Ducks are also projected to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Oregon Ducks, currently ranked No. 3 in the nation, won the Pac-12 conference title this past weekend. At 28-2 (17-1 Pac-12), the Ducks are slated to make a deep run in the NCAA women’s tournament. 

Graves, who came to Oregon in 2014, has led the Ducks to back to back to back conference titles, three Elite 8 appearances and a Final Four. 

As head coach at Oregon, Graves is 153–53 (.743). 

 

Oregon WBB head coach Kelly Graves wins Pac-12 Coach of the Year originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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