Glenville State’s Bunky Harkleroad a Finalist for D-II Coach of the Year
Glenville State women’s basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad won the 2012-13 WVIAC Coach of the Year award, and he may not be finished.
Harkleroad was named a finalist this week for the 2013 Russell Athletic Division II Women’s Basketball National Coach of the Year.
The Pioneers finished with a 27-4 overall record, including a 21-1 mark in conference play. Glenville won the WVIAC regular-season championship.
The Pioneers earned an at-large spot in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The squad ousted defending national champion Shaw 111-86 in the opening round before falling to California (Pa.) 81-79 in the second round of the Atlantic Region.
Harkleroad guided the Pioneers to a spot in the top 20 of the national polls for much of the season. GSC climbed as high as No. 12 and registered a 20-game winning streak during the year.
He coached two first-team all-conference selections in Ginny Mills and Kenyona Simmons. Harkleroad’s squad led the nation in scoring (95.3) and three-point field goals per game (14.0). The team was fourth in scoring margin (18.1).