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Ms. Gaters' girls: Coach drives for wins, on court and off

...gone on to play professionally, including Cappie Pondexter, a WNBA All Star and Olympic gold medalist."She's the first coach who really taught me the game of basketball," says Pondexter, whom Gaters first saw play in a YMCA recreational league...
Alaska Sports Briefs

...including 50 CCHA triumphs.Following his stint in Alaska, he has also been head coach at Princeton and became the first coach in the history of the Penn State hockey program. Wins aside, his tenure also saw increased attendance from sub-3...
Today in sports history

...Louisville to its first NCAA men's basketball championship since 1986 with a 82-76 victory over Michigan. Coach Rick Pitino adds this title to the one he won at Kentucky in 1996 and becomes the first coach to win a championship at two schools.
Today in sports history

...and 9 assists.1980 - Louisville beats UCLA 59-54 to win the NCAA basketball title.1991 - Dean Smith becomes the first coach to win regional titles in four different decades when North Carolina beats Temple 75-72 in the East Regional of the...
Aussie Gerrans leads tour

...the overall lead, while two-time Tour champion Contador is 6 seconds behind Froome.Gerrans said Anderson was his first coach and "lent me a bike to get started in competitive cycling" as a "form of rehabilitation because of some knee injuries...
Celtics hire Butler's Brad Stevens as coach the 1970s). It's the first time the Celtics have hired a college coach since Rick Pitino in 1997, and their first coach with no NBA experience of any kind since Alvin "Doggie" Julian gave way to Red Auerbach in 1950."Though he is young...
'You're never going to be a looker'

...latest Wimbledon champion and her father that has nothing to do with her "looks."Walther Bertoli was Marion's first coach, largely reponsible for her jarring style. She plays aggressively, but isn't very fast. She hits two-handed...
49ers gear up for tough return trip to Seattle

...4-1 in the postseason - 3-0 on the road - with Sunday's 23-10 victory at Carolina, while Harbaugh became the first coach since the NFL's 1970 merger to lead his team to the NFC title game in each of his first three years.Kaepernick will...
Good dog, smart dog

...800 worth of equipment and started weekly dog agility practices in February 1999. Deb Gillis and Jill Grose were the first coaches. The first trial was Easter weekend of 2000. The club has reached the point where there are 12 to 15 hardcore dog-agility...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and grab 17 rebounds to lead St. John's (20-6, 11-3 Big East) over Villanova. The win made Mike Jarvis the first coach in St. John's history to win 20 games in his first year. Lavor Postell led the Red Storm with 16 points. Brian...


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