Shauna Green named rookie coach of the year

Dayton’s Shauna Green celebrates after a victory against Saint Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at UD Arena.
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Dayton’s Shauna Green celebrates after a victory against Saint Louis on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at UD Arena.

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Credit: David Jablonski - Staff Writer

Dayton coach honored by Women’s Basketball Coaches Association

The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association named Dayton Flyers coach Shauna Green the winner of the 2017 Spalding Maggie Dixon NCAA Division I Rookie Coach of the Year award on Friday..

Green took over the program weeks before the start of practice in September and led the Flyers to a 22-10 record, a share of the Atlantic 10 regular-season title, the A-10 tournament championship and a NCAA tournament berth.

The award is named for Dixon, who was the head coach at Army when she died at 29 in 2006 of an undiagnosed heart condition.