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Women's Basketball Coach Ryan Shelton Reaches 100th Victory Milestone

In 2007-08, Coach Shelton took over a failing program with just six student-athletes and battled through a difficult 0-24 season

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013


IU Northwest’s women’s basketball team’s 74-51 win over Trinity Christian College earned women’s basketball head coach Ryan Shelton his 100th career victory.

In 2007-08, Coach Shelton took over a failing program with just six student-athletes and battled through a difficult 0-24 season as the new head coach. Refusing to back down from a challenge, Shelton committed himself to the program and the recruitment of high-character student-athletes in an effort to save the program.

Shelton is now in his seventh season as head women's basketball coach at Indiana University Northwest. From 2008-12, Shelton led the RedHawks to four consecutive winning seasons, averaging more than 20 wins per season. During that time, IU Northwest’s women’s basketball earned recognition as one of the nation’s most improved and successful programs.

In Shelton’s five previous seasons as coach, IU Northwest women’s basketball has made four national tournament appearances while his players have earned five All-American selections, four A.I.I. Conference Player of the Year selections, 10 A.I.I. All-Conference selections and two NAIA Champions of Character Awards in addition to many other numerous sportsmanship and academic awards.

Shelton has the most wins and highest winning percentage (.612) amongst all coaches in IU Northwest’s history with an overall career record now standing at 101-85.

Coach Shelton’s Career Numbers:

Year

Wins

Losses

Highlight

2007-08

0

24

No Post-Season

2008-09

20

10

2009 USCAA National Championship Elite Eight

2009 A.I.I. Coach of the Year

2009-10

24

12

2010 A.I.I. Conference Championship

2010 USCAA National Championship Final Four

2010 NAIA National Tournament

2010 A.I.I. Coach of the Year

2010-11

22

9

2011 A.I.I. Conference Championship

2011 NAIA National Tournament

2011-12

19

12

NAIA #18 (First Appearance in NAIA National Rankings)

2012 A.I.I. Conference Semi-Finals

2012-13

13

17

No Post-Season

2013-14

3

1

TBD

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