Maryland's Brenda Frese is the AP women's coach of the year

Maryland trainer Brenda Frese is The Related Press girls’s basketball trainer of the yr for the second one time in her occupation

Frese won 8 votes from the 30-member nationwide media panel that votes at the weekly AP Most sensible 25. Stanford trainer Tara VanDerveer and North Carolina State trainer Wes Moore every won seven votes.

“It’s particular. Clearly its going to be one I by no means overlook,” stated Frese, who additionally used to be AP trainer of the yr 19 years in the past when she used to be at Minnesota. “What makes it so particular is having this adventure via an endemic with probably the most selfless team of folks it’s essential to undergo an endemic with. No person had Maryland doing anything else this season after the commencement and losses of all 5 starters final yr.”

Maryland misplaced 5 starters from final yr’s Giant Ten championship staff, however didn’t leave out a beat, successful the convention for the 6th time in seven years and going 26-Three. The Terrapins misplaced within the Candy 16 to Texas.

Geno Auriemma, Muffet McGraw and Kim Mulkey are the one different coaches to win the award more than one instances.

“I’m humbled and venerated, that is some beautiful elite corporate,” Frese stated.

She received her 500th recreation at Maryland previous this season, making her the winningest trainer in program historical past, and has 569 overall victories at Maryland, Minnesota and Ball State.

She used to be shocked via her father, Invoice, who’s 89 and has battled prostate most cancers, with the inside track she had received the award.

“It used to be completely highest. No higher approach to right here that information come from my dad,” she stated. “To have my complete circle of relatives at the Zoom. I used to be speechless, blown away, utterly shocked.”

Frese stated that the season equipped her with an break out from what her circle of relatives used to be going via.

“It helped you didn’t have as a lot by myself time to take into accounts a large number of issues,” she stated.

When Maryland received the Giant Ten Match, Frese’s father and mom, Donna, had been within the stands in Indianapolis. It used to be the primary time Invoice has been in a position to go back and forth on account of the pandemic. She gave him the web they lower down.

“In most cases he will get a work of it, however he deserved the entire thing,” she stated. “It is a reminiscence I’ll cherish for an entire life.”

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