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Leon Barmore

Leon Barmore’s relentless pursuit of excellence is legendary. He was the fastest coach in women’s basketball history to reach 500 wins, and when he retired from coaching at Louisiana Tech following the 2001-2002 season, his .869 winning percentage was the best in women’s college basketball history. Barmore spent his entire career at Louisiana Tech as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. Barmore orchestrated one of the most dominant teams in women’s basketball history, spending 179 straight weeks in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. As an assistant, Barmore was instrumental in Tech’s 54-game winning streak. In 1988 he led Tech to a 32-2 record and the NCAA championship. He led Tech to thirteen 30-win seasons and nineteen 20-plus win seasons. His teams were 303-17 at the Thomas Assembly Center on campus. Barmore coached 12 WBCA All-Americas, four Olympians, and 37 First Team All-Conference selections.

Enshrined

2003

Born

June 03, 1944 Ruston, LA

College

Louisiana Tech

Career Stats

1982 NAISMITH NATIONAL
COACH OF THE YEAR
5 NCAA NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
13 REGULAR SEASO
CONFERENCE TITLES
9 FINAL FOURS
190-13 RECORD IN REGULAR
SEASON CONFERENCE
GAMES
0.869 WINNING PERCENTAGE
AS COACH AT
LOUISIANA TECH