Kevin Borseth to be Named Women's Basketball Coach at Green Bay

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Release: April 04, 2012
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Kevin Borseth coached the Phoenix from 1998-2007.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Green Bay Athletics will name Kevin Borseth as the head women's basketball coach on Thursday, Director of Athletics Ken Bothof announced on Wednesday afternoon. Borseth, who compiled a 216-62 record in nine seasons previously serving in the same capacity at Green Bay, will be officially announced at a press conference on Thursday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. in the Special Events Room at the Kress Events Center.

Thursday's press conference will be streamed live on GreenBayPhoenix.com. To watch Borseth being welcomed back to Green Bay, click here.

"This is an exciting time for our University, our women's basketball program and Green Bay Phoenix Athletics," said Bothof. "Having the chance to welcome Kevin and his family back to Green Bay is a great privilege, and I know I speak for so many fans when saying I am thrilled to know that this program will be under his leadership moving forward."

Under Borseth's watch from 1998-2007, Green Bay advanced to the postseason in all nine seasons, including seven trips to the NCAA Tournament. The Phoenix also won the regular season conference championship in each of his nine seasons at the helm, beginning a stretch that currently stands at 14.

Borseth has spent the past five seasons as the head coach at the University of Michigan, where he compiled an overall record of 87-73. Borseth took over a program that had won just 21 games in the prior three seasons combined and led the Wolverines to 19 wins and a postseason berth in his first season in 2007-08.

In five seasons at the helm at Michigan, Borseth led the Wolverines to three postseasons, including this past season's trip to the NCAA Tournament, the program's first since 2000-01.

"My family and I are so thrilled to return to Green Bay and to the many friends and fans in the community," said Borseth. "I am really excited to get to know the current players on the team and to continue to move Green Bay women's basketball forward."

All told, the 25-year head coaching veteran has an impressive record of 528-232 in his stints at Michigan Tech, Green Bay and Michigan.

During his time at Green Bay, Borseth was named the conference coach of the year seven times and led the program to its first two NCAA Tournament victories with wins over Washington in 2003 and New Mexico in 2007.

Borseth coached a number of the most legendary players in the program's storied history, including the top two all-time leading scorers, Chari Nordgaard and Nicole Soulis. He also recruited recent standouts Celeste Hoewisch, Kayla Tetschlag and Julie Wojta to Green Bay and coached Hoewisch during her redshirt campaign in 2006-07.

In 2012-13, Green Bay will return four starters from a 31-2 team that won the Horizon League regular season and tournament titles and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

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