Augustana Alumna Earns Coach of the Year Honors
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – Augustana alumna Pam Keegan Gohl has been named the 2009 Molten/Women’s Division II Bulletin Coach of the Year.
Gohl, Minnesota State University, Mankato’s interim head coach, guided the Mavericks to the NCAA Division II national championship. The Mavericks defeated Franklin Pierce, 103-94, in the highest scoring final in NCAA Division II women’s basketball history.
Gohl played her collegiate basketball at Augustana and was named to the Academic All-North Central Conference team in 1999. She majored in Health, Physical Education & Recreation, and graduated with magna cum laude distinction. She is married to Eric Gohl, also a member of the Augustana class of 1999. They are the parents of a son, Carson.
Gohl was the head coach at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, from 2003 to 2006. She joined the Minnesota State women’s basketball staff two seasons ago as an assistant coach. She was named interim head coach when Lori Fish took command of the women’s basketball program at Saint Cloud State.
This season the Mavericks compiled a 32-2 record on the way to their first NCAA National Championship. MSU was also named the No. 1 team in the country for two weeks and earned its first conference championship since 1985-86.
The Mavericks won the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference with a 19-1 record and Gohl was named the NSIC Coach of the Year. The Mavericks’ only regular-season loss was an overtime verdict to Augustana in Mankato.