Just as some of the all-time statistical leaders in the WNBA are still playing in 2019 — Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Rebekkah Brunson, to name a few — several of the most successful coaches in league history are still at the helm this summer.
The top four in games coached (Dan Hughes, Mike Thibault, Brian Agler, and Bill Laimbeer) all return, and they are also tops in wins, though in a slightly different order (Thibault, Agler, Hughes, Laimbeer). At the top of the list in win percentage is Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve, who enters 2019 having won 69.6% of the 306 games she has coached. Add on to that some coaches making moves toward the top 10 and fresh faces in the league, and there is a lot of history to be made this summer from the sidelines.
Having looked at player milestones to monitor in 2019, let’s focus now on the 12 coaches leading in the WNBA and the milestones they could reach this coming regular season.