Duke’s Goestenkors named AP Coach of the Year

April 4, 2007
By genefoto

Durham, NC – Duke coach Gail Goestenkors was the driving force behind the Blue Devils’ perfect regular season. Her success was honored Saturday, when she received The Associated Press’ women’s basketball coach of the year award.

“It’s a great honor and a tribute to this team, the players and what they gave to the program,” Goestenkors said. “They were able to accept and embrace new roles.”

Goestenkors, who has won nearly 400 games in her career at Duke, was a runaway winner for coach of the year with 40 votes. North Carolina State’s Kay Yow – a sentimental choice after returning from treatment for breast cancer – had six votes.

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