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Joseph Named to Naismith College Coach of the Year Ballot

Feb. 19, 2008

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech women’s basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph is one of 25 coaches named to the ballot for the 2007-08 Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year.

Joseph is one of four head coaches representing the Atlantic Coast Conference listed on this season’s ballot. Brenda Frese of Maryland, Sylvia Hatchell of North Carolina and Joanne P. McCallie of Duke are also in the running for the award.

The Naismith College Coach of the Year award is presented yearly to the top women’s head coach voted on by Atlanta Tip-Off Club members. The award will be handed out on March 25, 2008 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.

ABOUT THE ATLANTA TIPOFF CLUB

The Atlanta Tipoff Club, an Atlanta Sports Council property, is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club has presented the Naismith Trophy since UCLA’s Lew Alcindor first won the award in 1969. Old Dominion’s Anne Donovan won the inaugural Women’s Naismith Trophy in 1983.

The Naismith Award has become an emblem of excellence for the game, recognizing the Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year, Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Coach of the Year, as well as awards for outstanding achievement in high school basketball, officiating, and overall contribution to the game.

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