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Van Chancellor

Class of 2001

  • Head coach and general manager of the Houston Comets has guided team to four consecutive WNBA Championships (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000), making a clean sweep of the league’s titles in the first four years of the WNBA’s existence
  • Selected as the WNBA’s Coach of the Year three times (1997, 1998, 1999)
  • Served as coach in the WNBA’s first two All-Star Games, leading the West to back-to-back victories in 1999 and 2000
  • Joined the Comets after 19 highly successful seasons at the University of Mississippi where he compiled an overall record of 439-154
  • Led Ole Miss to an SEC regular season championship in 1992
  • Tabbed SEC Coach of the Year three times (1987, 1990, 1992)
  • Won a pair of Mississippi high school championships (1977, 1978) at Harrison Central High School in Gulfport
  • Also won a national title as an AAU coach, leading his team to a 15-under championship in 1974