In her first six seasons at the helm, Fortier has taken the program to new heights. The official 2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs. She’s been named the WCC Coach of the Year four times, and she was selected as the Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year in 2015. Last season, Fortier led the Bulldogs to their first regular-season Top 10 ranking, reaching No. View Full Bio. 1 Gonzaga on Dec. 26. Gonzaga put together its best regular-season record (28-2), finished the season with a 28-3 record—the highest win percentage in program history—and secured its fourth-straight West Coast Conference regular-season title with a conference- and program-record tying 17-1 record. Jordan Green - Women's Basketball Coach - Gonzaga University Athletics. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hayden Mispley, the brother of Gonzaga women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier, died Wednesday of complications from muscular dystrophy, the … 10 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll and a No. Rice also joined Barta in the WNBA ranks, earning a training camp spot with the Seattle Storm in 2019. Choose a Staff Member: Clinesmith, Stacy Fortier, Craig Fortier, Lisa Green, Jordan Kudron, Kiara Young, Alexandria. The Eagles also had top three season in school history in turnovers per game, averaging 12.0 in 2013-14, 13.4 in 2012-13 and a school best 11.8 in 2011-12. Stacy Clinesmith. He earned his master’s degree in sport and athletic administration from Gonzaga in 2006. After a second-round appearance in the WNIT in Fortier’s first season as an assistant, the Zags qualified for the NCAA Tournament the next six years, which included a stretch of three-straight Sweet Sixteens from 2010-12. WATCH: Gonzaga Women's Basketball 2020-21 Update | Interview with Head Coach Lisa Fortier Updated 15 hrs ago WATCH: After Considering Retirement, Spokane UFC Fighter Headlines Event on ESPN Mike Krzyzewski, Duke. While the Suggs show was happening, recruiting insider Joe Tipton … Under his tutelage, Jenn Wirth, Zykera Rice, Kiara Kudron and Sunny Greinacher were also selected First Team All-WCC. 509-313-3496. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. He has served on Gonzaga's coaching staff since 1989, and has been a constant on the sidelines throughout a period that has seen the Bulldogs rise from mid-major obscurity to consistent NCAA Tournament contenders. Who else could it have been? On April 14, 2014, Fortier was hired as Gonzaga women's basketball head coach, succeeding Kelly Graves, who accepted the head coaching position for Oregon women's basketball the week before. She also earned the 2004 CSUMB Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. During that season, they had no coach, but managed to achieve a record of 9–2 (.818). Five players earned WCC All-Conference recognition in 2019-20, highlighted by Gonzaga’s ninth Player of the Year, Jill Townsend, while six players were named WCC All-Academic. The Zags dominated the West Coast Conference during that span, compiling a 98-8 mark to go with seven consecutive WCC regular-season championships and five WCC Tournament titles. The official 2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster for the Gonzaga University Bulldogs ... Women's Basketball Coaching Staff. UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 10, 2020. Salary: $8.98 million. Gonzaga was slated to host the NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds—the first time the Zags would host since the NCAA adjusted hosting rules to include the top 16 seeds in 2014-15—before the abrupt end of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When all is said and done, there’s one thing Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier will admit that she and her staff aren’t good at when it comes to selling the program to recruits. The Bulldogs (also informally referred to as the "Zags"), members of the West Coast Conference, are led by head coach Kelly Graves, in his 13th season at the school.The Zags are playing most of their home games at the McCarthey Athletic Center on … 2014-15: In her first season as head coach, Fortier led Gonzaga to a 26-8 finish and its seventh-straight NCAA Tournament appearance. She also coached Taelor Karr, the 2012-13 WCC Player of the Year. Those were the words Tony Bennett shared after the Virginia men’s basketball team’s 23-point loss to No. She has mentored two WNBA draftees in Courtney Vandersloot and Katelan Redmon as well as Haiden Palmer. fortierl@gonzaga.edu. Saint Mary's women's basketball hit 14 3-pointers to upset No. 1 scorer for the No. Fortier’s experience also includes a one-year stint as an administrative assistant for the men’s basketball team at Colorado State University and a one-year stint and the assistant men’s basketball coach for his alma mater, Cal State Monterey Bay. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Jordan Green. SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga women's basketball head coach Lisa Fortier announced the signing of Bree Salenbien to a National Letter of Intent for the 2021-22 season Friday. 1. Mark Few. 12 Associated Press Poll ranking while guiding the Zags to a 29-5 overall record, which ties for the second-best in program history. 2015-16: In her second year, Fortier led the Zags to the WNIT Second Round behind freshman phenom Jill Barta. 3 Iowa in South Dakota. Barta was selected First Team All-WCC—the first freshman to earn First Team honors in eight years—while Shelby Cheslek collected Honorable Mention honors. Salenbien is the fourth and final Zag to be announced as part of the incoming class for the 2021-22 season. WNBA Draft pick Jill Barta became the third Zag in history to be named First Team All-WCC three time in her first three seasons. Women's Basketball Coach. Fortier had also previously spent time as a graduate assistant for Gonzaga’s men’s basketball team from 2004-06; during that same time, Lisa served as the coordinator of basketball operations for GU’s women’s team. Fortier’s 2016-17 squad set program records in three pointers made (224), free throw percentage (77.4) along with breaking the single-game three-pointers made record three times, finally settling on 17. SAN BRUNO, Calif. – With the 2020-21 basketball campaign a month away, Gonzaga University is once again the preseason favorite to win its 17th West Coast Conference regular season title in the annual poll of the WCC’s 10 head coaches. In another preseason milestone, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team opened the year ranked 20th in the first USA Today/WCBA Coaches poll released Thursday. Coach K has been the head coach of Duke since 1980. Cheslek was also named WCC All-Academic First Team while Kiara Kudron, Shaniqua Nilles, Emma Stach, Georgia Stirton and Elle Tinkle were honorable mention selections. 509-313-3995. 2018-19: In 2018-19, Fortier led the Bulldogs a No. A Gonzaga basketball phenom had hoped to land on the Duke basketball radar. Assistant Coach. Phone. Fortier joined the Gonzaga women’s basketball staff on May 5, 2014, rounding out head coach Lisa Fortier’s staff hires. Prior to his time with the Eagles, Fortier was instrumental in helping the Whitworth men’s basketball program reach new heights. In her first six seasons at the helm, Fortier has taken the program to new heights. View Full Bio. Whitworth ended that season with an impressive 28-2 mark, also a program record. Fortier’s players have also excelled academically as 30 players have been selected to the WCC All-Academic team along with seven players earning Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete recognition. Fortier, who spent two years as the Assistant Coaches Representative on the WBCA Board of Directors, is married to Craig Fortier, who joined the Gonzaga staff as an assistant coach in May of 2014, after previously serving as the associate head men’s basketball coach at Eastern Washington University. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in program history and the fourth time under Fortier, securing the No. Five games later, the Wahoos are a perfect 5-0 in ACC play. Fortier has been married to Lisa since 2006 and they have two sons Marcus (2010) and Calvin (2012), and a daughter, Quincy (2014). We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. She also spent time coaching Gonzaga’s guards. Main Content Section. He coached 2018 WCC Player of the Year Jill Barta, who was a three-time First Team All-WCC selection in three seasons, just the third Zag in program history to do that. In her seven years as a Gonzaga assistant, the Bulldogs produced an overall record of 196-43. Mark Norman Few (born December 27, 1962) is an American college basketball coach who has been the head coach at Gonzaga University since 1999. Four Zags also collected All-WCC honors as Sunny Greinacher and Elle Tinkle were named All-WCC First Team, Keani Albanez picked up All-WCC Second Team honors and Emma Wolfram was selected to the WCC All-Freshman team. 2017-18: With a young crew that carried just one senior on the roster, Fortier posted her then-winningest season with a 27-6 record, the program’s 10th 25-win season in 11 years. Kelly Lee Graves (born January 14, 1963) is the current head women's basketball coach at the University of Oregon.Previously, Graves was the head women's basketball coach at St. Mary's from 1997 to 2000, as well as Gonzaga University from 2000 to 2014. Fortier was also named the WBCA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year after completing the best rookie season of any Gonzaga coach to date. Fortier also coached 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selection Chandler Smith. Women's Basketball - Coaching Staff; Image Name Title; Lisa Fortier: Women's Basketball Coach: Jordan Green: Assistant Coach: Stacy Clinesmith: Assistant Coach: Craig Fortier: Assistant Coach: Alexandria Young: Director of Basketball Operations: Kiara Kudron: Video Coordinator At 26-7, Gonzaga advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in nine years and ninth time overall. Fortier was also selected as a Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year Late Season Candidate in addition to being selected as 20 local Spokane women as part of the 2019 Women in Business Leadership Awards. The No. Fortier’s Zags further displayed national dominance both offensively and defensively, ranking second in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (39.5) and third in scoring defense (51.9 ppg). While at Eastern Washington, Fortier helped direct the Eagles’ defense, and in 2013-14, EWU finished in the top three in the Big Sky in three different categories, including blocked shots (1st; 4.3), field goal percentage defense (2nd; 44.6) and three-point field goal percentage defense (3rd; 34.5). In her six years at Gonzaga, Fortier has had two players named the WCC Player of the Year (Jill Townsend and Jill Barta), 11 All-WCC First Team selections, five All-WCC Second Team selections, four All-WCC Honorable Mention selections and four WCC All-Freshman Team performers. The official 2020-21 Men's Basketball Roster for the Gonzaga ... Soccer Volleyball Band Camps Charitable Requests Cheer Fight Song Jr. Zag Club Marketing Mascot Posters Game Day Info Men's and Women's Basketball Clear Bag Policy Volleyball Men's and Women's Soccer Baseball Men's and Women's ... Men's Basketball Coaching Staff. Jill Barta became only the second sophomore in the Division I era to score 1,000 career points at GU. Their second son, Calvin, was born in 2012, and they welcomed a daughter, Quincy, in July, 2014. She was drafted into the WNBA after three seasons on the court at Gonzaga. Lisa Fortier. Working primarily with the posts, he has tutored 11 all-conference forwards including seven first team selections. According to Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier, one of the best things about foreign athletes is they don’t know the difference between a … Head Coach. Three players earned WCC All-Conference recognition, led by Player of the Year Jill Barta, the eighth POY in program history. Gonzaga introduced a basketball program during the 1907–08 basketball season. Fortier was named the WCC Coach of the Year after guiding the Zags to their 11th-straight WCC regular-season title. Head Coach: Mark Few Few enters his 19th season as Gonzaga’s head coach after a record-setting 2017 season. Gonzaga advanced to the NCAA Second Round for the sixth time in history, falling to Oregon State 76-70 in Corvallis, Ore. Fortier coached three Zags to First Team All-WCC honors in Laura Stockton, Zykera Rice and Chandler Smith while Jill Townsend was selected Honorable Mention. The Gonzaga vs BYU women's basketball game on Jan. 23 has been postponed due to COVID-19 protocols. At CSUMB, she earned Honorable Mention All Cal-Pac Conference honors as a junior and was an NAIA Academic All-American in 2003. 1 team in the country during Saturday’s 99-88 statement win over No. 2016-17: Fortier’s Zags swept the WCC regular-season and tournament championships while Fortier became the fastest coach in program history to 50 wins. He graduated from Cal State Monterey Bay in 2003 with a degree in human connection. A native of Grass Valley, Calif., Fortier played collegiate basketball at Butte (Calif.) Community College before transferring to Cal State Monterey Bay. 11 ranking in the Associated Press poll, their highest AP ranking ever. Angela Gonzaga enters her seventh season at TCU as director of operations in 2020-21, while entering her eighth season under head coach Raegan Pebley. fortierc@gonzaga.edu. Fortier is the only coach in program history to have five 20-win seasons in their first six seasons, most recently with the 28-3 mark posted in 2019-20. Phone. WATCH: Gonzaga Women's Basketball 2020-21 Update | Interview with Head Coach Lisa Fortier Updated 4 hrs ago WATCH: After Considering Retirement, Spokane UFC … 3 days ago. Team history Early years. Craig, Lisa’s husband, brought over a decade of coaching experience with him to Gonzaga, including three seasons as the associate head coach of the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team. The 2012–13 Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball team is representing Gonzaga University in the 2012–13 college basketball season. The Gonzaga Bulldogs women's basketball is the college basketball program … The highlight was an Elite Eight run in 2011, in which the Bulldogs upset three higher-seeded teams. For her efforts, Fortier was named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year award. In 2010-11, Fortier helped the Pirates advance to the NCAA Division III Sectional Final (Elite Eight) for the first time in program history. The Bulldogs also set new marks in free throws made (534) and made three-pointers (211). Sports > NCAA Gonzaga women’s basketball team set to entertain fans virtually. The Zags advanced to their fourth Sweet 16 following a pair of upsets in the first and seconds rounds as an 11-seed. Fortier first came to Gonzaga in 2004, spending two years as the coordinator of basketball operations. In addition to serving as Gonzaga’s recruiting coordinator, Fortier has been responsible for coordinating GU’s defense. With 27 points and a 7-for-10 clip from downtown, Gonzaga basketball freshman Jalen Suggs was the No. Fortier earned her master’s degree in sport and athletic administration from Gonzaga in 2006. The Zags went 17-1 in conference play, the first WCC Team ever to accomplish the feat, claiming the regular-season title. Fortier joined the Gonzaga women’s basketball staff on May 5, 2014, rounding out head coach Lisa Fortier’s staff hires. They welcomed their first son, Marcus, in 2010. 11 Gonzaga and stop the Bulldogs' winning streak at 21 games. Lisa Fortier was named the Head Coach of the Gonzaga University women’s basketball program on April 14, 2014 after having spent nearly a decade on staff, including seven years as an assistant. Fortier graduated Magna Cum Laude from CSUMB in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in human communications. 5 seed, the highest in program history. Barta finished seventh all-time with 1,620 points and 10th all-time with 652 rebounds. GU claimed its third-straight WCC regular-season title while Fortier was named WCC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in five seasons, surpassing her own conference record for the award. Craig, Lisa’s husband, brought over a decade of coaching experience with him to Gonzaga, including three seasons as the associate head coach of the Eastern Washington men’s basketball team. It's hard to decide who has been more dominant in men's college basketball this season: Gonzaga … Her 26 wins and 76.5 win percentage were both top of the list among first year finishes for any GU women’s basketball coach. Gonzaga set new program records in 2014-15, including a program-best 77.4 percent from the free throw line which also ranked fourth in the country. Varnell was replaced by … In the 1908/09 season, George Varnell became the first official coach for Gonzaga, earning a 10–2 (.833) record during his only season with Gonzaga. 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