Brenda Frese

Brenda Frese began coaching while injured as a player at the University of Arizona, when she volunteered as an assistant coach at Pima Community College. After graduation in 1994 she started as an assistant coach at Kent State. In 1999 she was appointed into her first Head Coach role at Ball State and then in 2002 to the University of Maryland. Her success with Maryland places her in the elite levels of women’s basketball, the highlights of which are: 2006 NCAA Championship, the 2009 and 2012 ACC Championships, Big Ten champions in 2015, x Big Ten Coach of the Year (2002, 2015, 2019, 2021);
National Coach of the year awards in 2021, 2013 and 2002. And a winning % of 78 at the end of the 2021 season.