Debbie Ryan

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Debbie Ryan



Class of 2008


• Head coach of the Virginia women's basketball program for 31 years, where she has tallied an overall record of 675-288

• 22 NCAA Tournament appearances and three consecutive Final Four berths (1990-92)

• Tallied her 600th career win against James Madison in 2004, becoming just the seventh coach in NCAA Women's Basketball history to reach the 600-win milestone at the same school

• Naismith Coach of the Year in 1991

• Seven-time ACC Coach of the Year, which is a conference record

• Led the USA Basketball team to the gold medal in the World University Games in 2001, and was named USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year that same year

• Coached the USA basketball team to a silver medal at the Pan American Games in 2003

• Played college basketball at Ursinus College

• Has written three books: Virginia Defense, Virginia Summer Development Program and Women's Basketball Drills - Conditioning


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