Congratulations to former Stanford assistant coach Bobbie Kelsey, who was hired as the new head coach of Wisconsin’s women basketball. We are sorry to see her go, but at least she won’t be coaching in the PAC-10 against Stanford.
What are Kelsey’s qualifications? Well, in the four seasons she was as assistant with Stanford, the team went 137-14, with four trips to the final four. Yeah, it helps to have a genius for a head coach in Tara VanDerveer, but Bobbie related well to the players and got them emotionally fired up, at least that’s the view we had from our seats. Tara’s legacy is rock solid, already getting enshrined in the Naismith and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and joining the 800 wins club. Now the last puzzle piece to further cement her place in basketball history is to see how well her assistant coaches, and players who have become coaches, do in a coaching role. Tara has already said her two graduating seniors, Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen would make great head coaches.
C and R wish Coach Kelsey continued luck.