Bollant Named WBCA Region 6 Coach of the Year

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Release: March 29, 2011
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This season Bollant coached the Phoenix to its best finish in program history

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - On the heels of guiding the No. 13/11 Green Bay (34-2) women's basketball team to its best season in program history, head coach Matt Bollant has been named the Russell Athletic/WBCA Coach of the Year for Region 6.

"It's such a great honor to be named in the same caliber as the other coaches receiving this award in their respective regions," said Bollant. "This is a team and staff award."

Bollant just completed his fourth season with the Phoenix, guiding it to the 38-year-old program's first Sweet 16 appearance in this year's NCAA Tournament. This season goes in the record books as the best in program history with the most wins (34), highest winning percentage (.944), points scored (2666), free throws made (539), assists (721), steals (442), turnover margin (+8.0) and scoring margin (+20.9).

In addition, for the second time in program and Horizon League history, Bollant led Green Bay to an 18-0 record in conference play while winning 91 percent (11-1) of its non-conference games, including going 3-0 against Big Ten opponents (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Penn State) before knocking off UALR and Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.

Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer was named the Russell Athletic/WBCA Division I National Coach of the Year. Other Coach of the Year recipients for their respective regions are:

Region 1 - Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut)

Region 2 - Katie Meier (University of Miami)

Region 3 - Pat Summitt (University of Tennessee)

Region 4 - Todd Buchanan (University of Houston)

Region 5 - Kim Mulkey (Baylor University)

Region 6 - Matt Bollant (Green Bay)

Region 7 - Teresa Weatherspoon (Louisiana Tech University)

All Coach of the Year recipients will be formally recognized during the WBCA awards show, which will be held Monday, April 4.

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Saturday , January 31
Women's Basketball 
at UIC
7:00 PM
Chicago, Ill. (UIC Pavilion)
 | ESPN3  | HLN  | Live Stats ESPN3  | WNFL  
Wednesday, February 04
Women's Basketball 
vs. Oakland (Country Inn & Suites Fun Balls Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , February 07
Women's Basketball 
vs. Cleveland State (Festival Foods Family Game/Alumni Day)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Thursday , February 12
Women's Basketball 
vs. Wright State (Wisconsin Milk Mktg. Board Trading Card Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , February 14
Women's Basketball 
at Milwaukee
2:00 PM
Milwaukee, Wis. (Klotsche Center)
 | Live Stats TWC SportsChannel/ESPN3  
Thursday , February 19
Women's Basketball 
vs. Valparaiso (DigiCopy Team Poster Giveaway)
7:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Saturday , February 21
Women's Basketball 
vs. UIC (Prevea PinkZone)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Thursday , February 26
Women's Basketball 
at Oakland
6:00 PM
Rochester, Mich. (Athletics Center O'rena)
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Saturday , February 28
Women's Basketball 
at Youngstown State
3:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio (Beeghly Center)
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Saturday , March 07
Women's Basketball 
vs. Detroit (Cellcom Bag Giveaway/Food Drive/Senior Day/Parents Day)
1:00 PM
KRESS CENTER
 | Stats
 | Live Stats ESPN3  | Tickets  
Wednesday, March 11
Women's Basketball 
at Quarterfinals
TBA
TBD
ESPN3  
Friday , March 13
Women's Basketball 
at Semifinals
TBA
TBD
ESPN3  
Sunday , March 15
Women's Basketball 
at Finals
2:00 PM
TBD
ESPNU/WatchESPN  
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