Fahey Elected to Missouri Basketball Coaches Association HOF

Former Washington University in St. Louis women’s basketball coach Nancy Fahey will be among 10 individuals inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 13, at the Double Tree Hotel in Springfield, Mo.

The Hall of Fame Banquet will open at Noon, and lunch will be served at 1 p.m. with the ceremony to follow. Tickets for the event may be purchased from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association for $25 at the door or through a board member. Tables may also be purchased at a discounted cost.

As the only coach in NCAA Division III history to win five national championships, including a stretch of four straight crowns from 1998-2001, Fahey ranks as one of the most decorated coaches in the history of college basketball. She was the leader of a program that owns the third-longest winning streak in NCAA women’s basketball history at 81 games.

In 31 seasons at WashU, Fahey guided the Bears to a 737-133 (.847) overall record, and led the Bears to a Division III-record 10 Final Fours and 23 University Athletic Association (UAA) titles.

Fahey, who just completed her third season as the head coach the University of Illinois, has a 767-194 (.798) overall record in 34 seasons as a collegiate head coach. Fahey’s 767 wins rank 12th among all active NCAA head coaches and 20th among all NCAA coaches all time.

She became the first NCAA Division III representative to be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012, and is also a member of the WashU Sports Hall of Fame, St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.