Duke Wins, McCallie 500 Wins
Joanne Palombo McCallie picked up her 500th career win Sunday when her #2 Duke Blue Devils beat #17 Oklahoma 94-85. She becomes one of only 29 coaches in women’s basketball to reach that mark.
The Brunswick native won her first 167 games as head coach at UMaine from 1882 to 2000. McCallie left Maine to become Michigan State coach where she won another 149 games. Now she is in her 7th season at Duke.
McCallie’s Duke team is now off to a 10-0 start to the season and her record there is now 174-35.
• Named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
• Enters the 2013-14 campaign with an ACC-record 39-game home winning streak against ACC opponents.
• Led the Blue Devils to the 2010, 2011 and 2013 ACC Championship, which gave Duke the eighth overall conference title in school history.
• Became the first Division I head coach to win a conference title in four different leagues – ACC, Big Ten, America East, North Atlantic.
• Won 82 games in her first three years at Duke, which is the second-most in NCAA Division I history by a coach in the first three years at a school.
• Is the first Division I head coach to be named conference coach of the year in four different conferences.
• Reached 100 wins at Duke in only 122 games, the second-quickest to ever reach 100 wins at a school.
• Led Duke to its 10th 30-win season out of the last 12 years.
• Became only the second Division I head coach to lead two different programs to 30-win seasons.
• Became only the second Division I head coach to lead two different programs to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
• Won 313 games in the last 12 seasons.
• Is one of only three Division I head coaches to guide three different programs to the NCAA Tournament.
• Led Duke to a 16-0 record at home in 2012-13, marking just the fourth time in school history the Blue Devils have gone undefeated in Cameron Indoor Stadium in one season.
• Coach P is one of only four head coaches in Division I history to lead three different programs to 25 or more wins in a single season.
• Won a gold medal as coach of the 2006 U20 National team and the 2007 U21 World Championship team.
• In 2005, led MSU to the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships and the NCAA National Championship game.