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Former UM Coach McCallie Nears 500 Wins

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Former UMaine coach, now Duke coach Joanne Palombo-McCallie is closing in on her 500th win and it could come this week.

Duke is 8-0 and ranked #2 in the nation. McCallie is sitting on 498 career wins counting her time at Maine, Michigan State and Duke. Her 21-year coaching recored is currently 498-183. that’s a winning percentage of 73%.

Next on the schedule is Purdue (coached by another former UM coach Sharon Versyp) Thursday night and then a Sunday game at Oklahoma.

McCallie, who played her high school ball at Brunswick and college ball at Northwestern, came back to Maine in 1992 and became the youngest division one coach in the nation(27-years-old). She stayed eight years and a 167-83 record.

Former Tennessee coach Pat Summit is the all-time leader in women’s basketball with over a thousand wins.

Here’s a look at the Palombo-McCallie coaching file at the start of this season…

Coaching Honors

National Coach of the Year
Associated Press – 2005
Basketball Times – 2005
Nike – 2005

Conference Coach of the Year
Atlantic Coast Conference – 2013, 2012, 2010
Big Ten – 2005
America East – 1999
North Atlantic – 1996, 1995

Basketball Coaches Association Michigan College Coach of the Year
Michigan State – 2005

Coaching Highlights
NCAA National Championship Game – 1 (2005)
NCAA Final Four – 1 (2005)
NCAA Elite Eight – 5 (2005, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
NCAA Sweet Sixteen – 7 (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
NCAA Tournament Bids – 17 (1995, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ’11, ’12, ’13)

Record Breakdown
Overall: 490-183 (21 Years)
Record at Duke: 174-35 (6 Years)
Atlantic Coast Conference: 77-11 (6 Years)
ACC Tournament: 13-3 (6 Appearances)
NCAA Tournament: 25-17 (17 Appearances)
Record at Michigan State: 149-75 (7 Years)
Big Ten: 69-45 (7 Years)
Record at Maine: 167-73 (8 Years)
North Atlantic: 48-14 (4 Years)
America East: 61-11 (4 Years)
Home: 237-50 (21 Years)
Away: 178-92 (21 Years)
Neutral: 56-44 (21 Years)

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