COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Drake women’s basketball head coach Amy Stephens was recently named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time Top Coach to celebrate the RMAC’s 100th anniversary. Stephens was the head coach at Division II Nebraska-Kearney from 1994-2002.
The top 12 players and best head coach in RMAC women's basketball history were selected by representatives from the conference's schools that participate in the sport of women's basketball. The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country, and the most historic in the western U.S.
A four-time Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, Stephens led Nebraska-Kearney to five RMAC titles while the team averaged nearly 25 victories per season. UNK earned seven straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and also set an NCAA Division II record with an 87-game home-court winning streak that lasted from January of 1995 through November of 2001.
Stephens was the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) District 7 Coach of the Year and a finalist for national coach-of-the-year honors in 2000.
"I have really great memories from coaching at Nebraska-Kearney," Stephens said. "It was a special time in my life. We had a lot of success, so I'm very humbled. One of my favorite sayings is great players make great coaches and I was very fortunate to be at Nebraska-Kearney when we had some phenomenal players who put Nebraska-Kearney on the map in terms of Division II women's basketball."
Two student-athletes who played under Stephens, Jessica Kedrowski and Jennifer Warner, were also selected to the RMAC 100th-Anniversary Women’s Basketball Team.
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