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    Default Lisa Fortier Named USA Women’s Junior National Team Trials Court Coach

    From GoZags.com:

    Lisa Fortier Named USA Women’s Junior National Team Trials Court Coach
    Trials for USA Women’s U19 World Cup & U.S. Pan American Games May 16-20

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Gonzaga head women's basketball coach Lisa Fortier has been selected as one of four court coaches for the 2019 USA Basketball Junior National Team trials, May 16-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The trials will be used to select the 2019 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup and U.S. Pan American Games teams.

    "The opportunity to work with USA Basketball is one that I am thrilled and honored to be a part of," Fortier said. "The commitment, dedication and pride that comes from representing your country is something that I am truly looking forward to experiencing."

    Fortier joins Aaron Johnston (South Dakota State), Nikki McCray-Penson (Old Dominion) and DeLisha Milton-Jones (Pepperdine) as court coaches; all four were chosen by the USA Basketball Women's Junior National Team Committee for their first USA Basketball coaching assignment. Fortier, along with Johnston, McCray-Penson and Milton-Jones, will assist the USA 19 and U.S. Pan American Games coaching staffs with on-court drills and skills sessions and help coach scrimmages throughout the trials weekend.

    Fortier's coaching assignment with USA Basketball comes after one of the most impressive seasons in GU women's basketball history. Gonzaga finished the 2018-19 season with a 29-5 mark to tie the second-highest win total in program history while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in history. Fortier also led the Zags to their highest NCAA Tournament seed ever at No. 5. Gonzaga's 27 regular-season wins set a new program mark, and the Bulldogs reached their highest national ranking ever at No. 12 in the Associated Press poll and No. 11 in the USA Today/WBCA Coaches Poll. The fifth-year head coach was named WCC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in five seasons, breaking her own previous record of three awards in four seasons.

    Fortier is the second coach in program history to be chosen as a representative of USA Basketball. Former head coach Kelly Graves was also selected to represent USA Basketball during the 2012 and 2013 summer seasons.
    Article Link: https://gozags.com/news/2019/5/7/wom...urt-coach.aspx

    Congrats coach, a very well earned honor.

    ZagDad

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    good on ya Lisa!

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    Fantastic, well deserved!

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    We didn't want the guy anyway.

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    Pretty cool stuff.
    We didn't want the guy anyway.

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