Final Four For NMU Women's Basketball Post
MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The search for the nexthead womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach at Northern Michigan University has now reachedthe final four stage.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The search committee will interview the followingcandidates beginning next week.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Doug Ingalls, Erica Ledy, Kris Dunbar and TroyMattson are the finalist for the position.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Three of the four finalists haveconnections to NMU.
Ingalls ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Currently the head varsity boyÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketballcoach at St. Ignace High School, where he is 202-88ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦ Also the varsity girlÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sassistant and co-head coach at St. IgnaceÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦His boyÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s teams have won sevenconference, four district titles and one regional titleÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦The girlÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s team since1999 have won five conference, six district, four regional titles, four FinalFour appearances, one state runner-up and two Class C StateChampionshipsÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Received his bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degree from NMU in 1991ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦All-time leaderin assists in NMU menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball history (633 assists)ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Named the MichiganHigh School Coaches Association BoyÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Basketball Coach of the Year, the BCAMOverall All-Class BoyÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Coach of the Year and the A.P. Coach of the Year forthe 2000-01 season.
Ledy ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Since 2002 has been the head womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball coach at New England CollegeÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Other head coaching stops have been atNorthern Colorado (2000-01), Northwood University (1997-00) and Lake SuperiorState (1990-97)ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦At LSSU was 121-71 and left as the all-time winningestcoachÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Served as the NMU assistant womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach from 1988-90ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Was afour-time All-GLIAC performer and GLIAC All-Academic selection threetimes...Received masterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degree from NMU in 1995.
Dunbar ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Just concluded her seventh season on theLSSU womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball benchÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Became the all-time wins leader in LSSU womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball history this past season (passed Ledy on the list), she is currently133-64 with the LakersÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦In the past four seasons, Dunbar has guided the Lakersto four GLIAC North and two GLIAC Tournament titles to go along with 20 or morewins in each of the seasonsÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Had the LSSU womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball team ranked as highas fifth in the country for the 2004-05 seasonÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Lakers have made four NCAATournament appearances under DunbarÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Named the GLIAC WomenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Basketball Coach ofthe year after the 2001-02 and 2004-05 seasonsÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Began collegiate coaching careerat Elmira College (1995-97)ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Graduated from LSSU with a bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s degree (1992)and from Elmira College (1997) with a masterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s.
Mattson ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Long-time associate/assistant menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™sbasketball coach at NMU since 1988ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Promoted to associate head menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketballcoach in 1994ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Was also the head womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s tennis coach at NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Named the DivisionII/ITA WomenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003 for the Great Lakes Region andwas the GLIAC Coach of the Year for womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s tennis in 2000 and 2002ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦AssistantmenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s and womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball coach at LSSU from 1986-88ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Co-Captain of the NMUmenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball team in 1984-85ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Third on the all-time NMU assist list (486assists)ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚¦Earned both bachelorÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s (1986) and masterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s (1994) degrees from NMU.