Friday, April 21, 2006
By Bob Heller
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia Head Women’s Basketball Coach Nate Ware (Yeadon, PA) was honored at the 2nd annual Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) basketball officials’ end of year dinner on Monday night with the 2005-2006 Sportsmanship Award. The award, which is voted on by the CACC women’s basketball officials is presented to the CACC head women’s basketball that is the most-sportsmanlike on the court during the course of the season. This is the second consecutive year that Ware has been recognized by the CACC women’s basketball officials for his sportsmanlike conduct.
Ware coached the Devils to a 23-8 record during the 05-06 season. USP won the CACC Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship for the second time in three years, defeating Holy Family University in the championship game, 66-57 to earn the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Ware’s teams have won 20 or more games in each of the past three seasons.
The Yeadon, PA resident joined the Devils in 2001 as the fourth head coach in the modern history of the women’s basketball program. In his five seasons at the helm, Ware has won 90 games while losing just 54 for a 62.5% winning percentage. He is the winningest coach in the history of the women’s basketball program at the institution.