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Joanne P. McCallie

(As of May 3, 2006)

Joanne P. McCallie has spent 14 seasons as a head coach and four as an assistant coach, compiling an overall career record of 395-166 (.704 winning percentage), including a mark of 292-139 (.677 winning percentage) as a head coach. Along the way she has reached 10 NCAA Tournaments, including finishes in the Sweet Sixteen, an Elite Eight and three national championship games.

On May 3, 2006 she joined USA Basketball as the head coach of the 2006 FIBA Americas U20 Championship for Women team.

"My entire family and I are absolutely thrilled about such a fantastic opportunity to work with USA Basketball, some very talented athletes and a terrific staff," McCallie said. "I'm really looking forward to the opportunity for growth for all of us, myself, coaches Boyle and Dixon and the athletes as well."

In six seasons at Michigan State (2000-01 to present), McCallie has tallied a record of 125-66 (.654 winning percentage) and is 8-4 in NCAA Tournament games.
The 2005-06 season, in which the Michigan State finished 24-10, marked McCallie's third consecutive 20-win season and a school-record fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. The Spartans also appeared in the program's second straight Sweet Sixteen.

The 2004-05 season was Michigan State's strongest season in school history. The Spartans recorded a school-record 33 wins, a school-record 17-game winning streak and the school's first national championship appearance. The team also won its first Big Ten Tournament title and finished 13-0 at home. As a result, McCallie and her squad earned Michigan State its first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. She was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year and the National Coach of the Year as voted by the Associated Press, Basketball Times and Nike.

In her third season with the Spartans in 2003-04, McCallie recorded the school's first 20-win season since 1996-97, reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finishing 22-9.

Relying on a core of only six players due to injuries, McCallie nursed the 2002-03 Spartans to a 17-12 finish and earned the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1997.

Prior to coaching at Michigan State, McCallie recorded 167 wins in eight seasons at the University of Maine (1992-93 through 1999-00), making her the school's winningest women's coach in history. She reached six straight NCAA Tournaments with the Black Bears. McCallie also recorded seven straight 20-win seasons, four conference championships (1995, 1996, 1997 and 1999) and was a three-time conference coach of the year (1995, 1996 and 1999).

While an assistant coach at Auburn University (1988-89 through 1991-92), McCallie collected a 103-27 record (.792 winning percentage), helping the Tigers to two national championship games and an Elite Eight appearance. She signed the fourth-ranked class in 1990-91 and the 16th-ranked class in 1991-92 as the team's primary recruiter.

McCallie, who played at Northwestern University (Ill.) from 1983-84 to 1986-87, still ranks seventh in school history for career assists (378). In 1987 she helped Northwestern reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament and was an All-Big Ten honorable mention selection and an Academic All-Big Ten first team selection.
McCallie was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honors in 2005.


Joanne McCallie Coaching Synopsis
Collegiate Coaching Record
Season Team Position W-L PCT Notes  
2005-06 Mich. State Head 24-10 .706 NCAA Sweet 16
2004-05 Mich. State Head 33-4 .892 NCAA Championship Game
2003-04 Mich. State Head 22-9 .710 NCAA Second Round
2002-03 Mich. State Head 17-12 .586
2001-02 Mich. State Head 19-13 .594 WNIT Semifinals
2000-01 Mich. State Head 10-18 .357  
1999-00 Maine Head 20-11 .645
1998-99 Maine Head 24-7 .744 NCAA Second Round
1997-98 Maine Head 21-9 .700
1996-97 Maine Head 22-8 .733
1995-97 Maine Head 27-5 .844
1994-95 Maine Head 24-6 .800
1993-94 Maine Head 20-7 .741
1992-93 Maine Head 9-20 .310
1991-92 Auburn Assistant 17-12 .586
1990-91 Auburn Assistant 26-6 .813 NCAA Elite Eight
1989-90 Auburn Assistant 28-7 .800 NCAA Championship Game
1988-89 Auburn Assistant 32-2 .941 NCAA Championship Game
Totals     395-166 .704  


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