University of Montana women’s basketball coach Robin Selvig was named the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year on Tuesday.
Selvig has a career record of 798-254, a win total eclipsed by only five active NCAA Division I women’s basketball coaches. He has been named coach of the year 19 times in 35 seasons at UM.
For 31 of 32 seasons, from Selvig’s first year in 1978-79 through 2009-10, Montana finished no lower than third place in conference.
Montana was picked third in this year’s preseason coaches’ poll, but the Lady Griz went 16-4 in Big Sky games and won the regular-season title. It was Montana’s first regular-season championship since the 2008-09 season and gave the Lady Griz hosting rights to last week’s postseason tournament, also a first since 2008-09.
Selvig will be coaching his 20th NCAA tournament team Saturday when the No. 13 Lady Griz take on No. 4 Georgia in Spokane, Wash.
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