Connecticut Solar head coach Stephanie White is the 2023 WNBA Coach of the 12 months.
In a vote by a nationwide panel consisting of 60 sportswriters and broadcasters, White secured 36 votes, solidifying her place on the prime. Latricia Trammell of the Dallas Wings got here in second with 11 votes, whereas Sandy Brondello of the New York Liberty secured third place with six votes. Becky Hammon of the Las Vegas Aces obtained three votes, and Cheryl Reeve of the Minnesota Lynx and Tanisha Wright of the Atlanta Dream every obtained two votes.
In her third season as a WNBA head coach, and her inaugural one with the Solar, White expertly steered Connecticut to a outstanding 27-13 report, establishing a brand new franchise report for victories in a single season. The Solar, seeded third within the playoffs, are presently in pursuit of their first-ever WNBA championship. At this time, the Solar host the sixth-seeded Lynx in Sport 2 of the first-round playoff sequence at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN, holding a 1-0 lead within the sequence.
White is the fourth former WNBA participant to win the award, becoming a member of Becky Hammon (2022), Sandy Brondello (2014), and Suzie McConnell-Serio (2004). She was named the WNBA Coach of the Month for Could after main the group to a 4-1 report, marking one of the best begin by a Solar head coach of their debut season with the franchise. She was additionally a head coach within the 2023 WNBA All-Star Sport after teaching the Solar to the second-best report (12-4) within the league by means of June.
Earlier WNBA Coach of the 12 months Winners
- 2022 Becky Hammon Las Vegas Aces
- 2021 Curt Miller Connecticut Solar
- 2020 Cheryl Reeve Minnesota Lynx
- 2019 James Wade Chicago Sky
- 2018 Nicki Collen Atlanta Dream
- 2017 Curt Miller Connecticut Solar
- 2016 Cheryl Reeve Minnesota Lynx
- 2015 Invoice Laimbeer New York Liberty
- 2014 Sandy Brondello Phoenix Mercury
- 2013 Mike Thibault Washington Mystics
- 2012 Carol Ross Los Angeles Sparks
- 2011 Cheryl Reeve Minnesota Lynx
- 2010 Brian Agler Seattle Storm
- 2009 Marynell Meadors Atlanta Dream
- 2008 Mike Thibault Connecticut Solar
- 2007 Dan Hughes San Antonio Silver Stars
- 2006 Mike Thibault Connecticut Solar
- 2005 John Whisenant Sacramento Monarchs
- 2004 Suzie McConnell-Serio Minnesota Lynx
- 2003 Invoice Laimbeer Detroit Shock
- 2002 Marianne Stanley Washington Mystics
- 2001 Dan Hughes Cleveland Rockers
- 2000 Michael Cooper Los Angeles Sparks
- 1999 Van Chancellor Houston Comets
- 1998 Van Chancellor Houston Comets
- 1997 Van Chancellor Houston Comets