Women's Basketball


  Chris Wielgus
Chris Wielgus

Assistant Coach

Second Season

Alma Mater:
Springfield '74


A-10 Hosts Second Annual Women's Basketball Media Day

CBS, A-10 Digital Network and local media members to meet with league's coaches in Richmond, Virginia


Yolanda Griffith Named UMass Assistant Coach

Two-time Olympic gold medalist, WNBA MVP joins Minutewomen staff for 2014-15


Wielgus Promoted To UMass Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

Former head coach at Dartmouth enters second season with the Minutewomen program in 2014-15


UMass Travels To Kent State For Tuesday Contest

Minutewomen face the Golden Flashes in the M.A.C. Center at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17


Minutewomen Begin Trip To State Of Ohio At Bowling Green

Women's basketball faces the Falcons on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.



WBB vs. URI Photos by Thom Kendall '93



WBB vs. RICHMOND Photos by Thom Kendall '93

The University of Massachusetts women's basketball program and head coach Sharon Dawley announced the addition of Chris Wielgus to the Minutewomen staff on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Wielgus brings more than three decades of experience to the UMass program; including 30 seasons as a head coach at the NCAA Division I level.

"I love to teach and I can't wait to work with our remarkable student-athletes," Wielgus said of the opportunity to return to the coaching ranks. "This is a great time to be a part of UMass women's basketball. There is a lot of fun to be had and I am grateful to Coach Dawley for this opportunity."

Wielgus' spent the 2013-14 season as the Director of Basketball Operations, where her main responsibility was overseeing the day-to-day functionality of the program. Wielgus shifts into an assistant coaching role in 2014-15 and will help guide the Minutewomen alongside Dawley and fellow assistants Jen MacAulay and Morgan Valley.

"Coach Wielgus is simply one of the best in the business," Dawley said. "She is a professional who knows the game, knows how to teach and loves working with the student-athletes."

An elite coach at Fordham (1991-93) and Dartmouth (1976-84; 1993-2013), Wielgus recorded 12 Ivy League Championships, one Patriot League Title, seven NCAA Tournament appearances and a pair of WNIT berths. In 28 seasons leading the Big Green, Wielgus is the winningest head coach in the history of the program, amassing 393 victories and 20 winning seasons during her tenure.

Dawley and Wielgus previously worked together on the Dartmouth staff for 10 seasons from 1993-2003. Dawley was an assistant coach under Wielgus from 1993-97 before being promoted to associate head coach in anticipation of the 1997-98 season. Together, the duo helped lead Dartmouth to a trio of NCAA Tournament appearances and 153 victories before Dawley was named the head coach at Vermont in 2003.


UMass Director Of Operations Chris Wielgus' Year-By-Year Coaching Results
Year Program Position W-L Postseason Notes
1976-77 Dartmouth Head Coach 5-8 -
1977-78 Dartmouth Head Coach 9-8 -
1978-79 Dartmouth Head Coach 17-7 -
1979-80 Dartmouth Head Coach 16-9 Ivy League Champions
1980-81 Dartmouth Head Coach 20-9 Ivy League Champions
1981-82 Dartmouth Head Coach 14-9 Ivy League Champions
1982-83 Dartmouth Head Coach 18-8 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
1983-84 Dartmouth Head Coach 8-15 -
1991-92 Fordham Head Coach 21-8 Patriot League Champions
1992-93 Fordham Head Coach 16-13 Patriot League Finalists
1993-94 Dartmouth Head Coach 16-11 Ivy League Champions
1994-95 Dartmouth Head Coach 16-11 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
1995-96 Dartmouth Head Coach 16-10 -
1996-97 Dartmouth Head Coach 13-13 -
1997-98 Dartmouth Head Coach 15-11 -
1998-99 Dartmouth Head Coach 19-9 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
1999-00 Dartmouth Head Coach 20-8 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
2000-01 Dartmouth Head Coach 12-15 -
2001-02 Dartmouth Head Coach 11-16 -
2002-03 Dartmouth Head Coach 15-12 -
2003-04 Dartmouth Head Coach 15-12 -
2004-05 Dartmouth Head Coach 15-12 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
2005-06 Dartmouth Head Coach 23-7 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
2006-07 Dartmouth Head Coach 15-14 WNIT First Round
2007-08 Dartmouth Head Coach 15-16 Ivy League Champions \\ WNIT First Round
2008-09 Dartmouth Head Coach 18-11 Ivy League Champions \\ NCAA Tournament First Round
2009-10 Dartmouth Head Coach 11-17 -
2010-11 Dartmouth Head Coach 7-21 -
2011-12 Dartmouth Head Coach 6-22 -
2012-13 Dartmouth Head Coach 6-22 -
2013-14 UMass Dir. of Operations 4-27 Atlantic 10 Tournament
Record 31 Seasons Three Programs 440-361 7 NCAA Tournament Appearances
2 WNIT Appearances
12 Ivy League Championships
1 Patriot League Championship


    Event Calendar

    Friday, Nov 14
    at Western Michigan 8:30 PM
    Sunday, Nov 16
    at Central Michigan 1:00 PM
    Wednesday, Nov 19
    vs Maine 7:00 PM gametracker
    Friday, Nov 21
    at North Texas 8:00 PM gametracker
    Sunday, Nov 23
    vs Florida State 1:00 PM
    Sunday, Nov 30
    vs Central Florida 2:00 PM gametracker
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