LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – UNLV Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lindy La Rocque has been named one of 10 coaches to the 2024 Kathy Delaney-Smith Mid-Major Coach of the Year midseason watch list presented by Her Hoop Stats, the organization announced Wednesday morning. This is the inaugural season of the award, and the award is named after the legendary former Harvard head coach. The midseason watch list includes coaches from eight conferences.
La Rocque who is in her fourth season at the helm of the Lady Rebels program with an overall record of 87-21 thus far. This season, the Lady Rebels have been on a roll with a 15-2 record and have picked up two Power-5 wins over Arizona and Oklahoma. In the past three seasons, La Rocque has been picked the 2021 and 2023 Mountain West Coach of the Year, guided the Lady Rebels to a program-record 31 wins during the 2022-23 season and repeated as Mountain West Conference regular-season and tournament champions. UNLV appeared in consecutive NCAA Championships for the first time since going to three straight from 1989 to 1991.
The Lady Rebels were picked to three-peat the conference in this year’s preseason polls and are currently tied for first-place with Wyoming, who both have a 5-1 MW record.