NKU Head Basketball Coach Nancy Winstel
Coach Nancy Winstel
earned great recognition for herself and her
women's basketball program at Northern Kentucky University
in a recent award from Women's Division II Bulletin, which named her
as the national coach of the decade.
The bulletin also marked her
program as the best in the past decade and named one of her
players the most outstanding player of the 2000 Elite Eight.
has guided the Norse women to win a pair of national championships (2000 and â€™08) and four regional titles (2000, â€™02, â€™03 and â€™08) since 2000.
In addition, the team played in the national championship game three times (2000, â€™03 and â€™08).
â€œThe 2000s were proof that she
is one of the elite coaches,â€ Gary Rubin, editor and publisher of Division II Womenâ€™s Bulletin said of Winstel. â€œTwo national titles, WBCA and Great Lakes Valley Conference coach of the year many times and surpassing the 600-win milestone earn her
the coach of the decade honor.â€
In 30 seasons as head coach, Winstel is 619-229.
has 580 wins on the Norse sideline.
is identified as "...possibly the countryâ€™s most outstanding mentor" on the Norse's
A bold statement, but the more than 50 players who have earned All-Conference honors under her
tutelage's are testament to her
Most recently, three-time All-American and two-time Division II National Player of the Year Michelle Cotrell was named the most outstanding player of the 2000 Elite Eight.