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Steve Warner named MEC Women’s Sports Coach of the Year

Aug 8, 2017

West Virginia Wesleyan’s Steve Warner has been named the Mountain East Conference Women’s Sports Coach of the Year for 2016-17. He directed the Lady Bobcats to a 51-10 record that included the MEC South Division title.

Wesleyan went on to win its second-straight MEC Tournament title and earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA Atlantic Region. The Lady Bobcats went on to win the Atlantic Region title on the road at top-seeded West Chester to advance to the Division II College World Series for the first time in program history. The team went 2-2 in the national tournament, including a win over West Florida at the that gave Warner 1,000 victories for his career.

Wesleyan was ranked in the top 15 for the entire season, and the team’s final No. 3 ranking is the highest in program history.

The MEC Women’s Sports Coach of the Year is selected by a vote of institutional administrators and the conference office.

Previous Winners
2014-15: Jenna Eckleberry (Shepherd)
2015-16: Christy Benner (Wheeling Jesuit)
2016-17: Steve Warner (West Virginia Wesleyan)