The former Western Oregon University head coach brings three decades of collegiate coaching experience to Fairbanks, which includes being the winningest coach in Portland State University history.
She became the first MSUB woman to win the GNAC’s top award and just the third basketball player, joining Kerie Hughes of Seattle Pacific (2002-03) and Hanna Johansson of Alaska Anchorage (2011-12).
For the past three seasons, Jeff Harada, who formerly was the head women's coach at Hawaii Pacific, has been an assistant coach at the United States Naval Academy.
All-Americans Bobbi Knudsen of MSUB and Erin Chambers of SFU rewrote the GNAC women's basketball record books this year, as Knudsen set five career marks and Chambers posted five new single-season standards.
Montana State Billings senior Bobbi Knudsen finished her career as the GNAC's all-time leader in points, assists, field goals attempted and made, and minutes played, and was named an All-American on Monday.