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Anne Donovan Becomes First Female WNBA Head Coach With 200 Wins

When the final buzzer sounded Tuesday night in Mohegan Sun Arena, the takeaway was much more than just a blowout win for the Connecticut Sun. Headlining the talking points from the Sun’s 82-51 win over the San Antonio Stars was Anne Donovan. Yes, the head coach.

Tuesday’s win added just another bullet point to a resume that has earned Donovan a reputation as one of the best coaches in the league. The victory was Donovan’s 200th victory as a head coach – making her the first female head coach to reach that mark in the WNBA.

“It means I have coached a lot of games,” Donovan told SwishAppeal.com, “and it means I have been fortunate enough to coach a lot of great players. I have been with some great organizations, crossed paths with special people and made numerous lasting relationships. That is what you value the most about this business is the relationships, and that is what it means to me to win 200 games.”

Donovan joined Mike Thibault, Van Chancellor and Dan Hughes on the list of coaches with at least 200 wins as WNBA head coach.

Most Wins As Head Coach
Name Wins
Mike Thibault 250
Dan Hughes 228
Van Chancellor 211
Anne Donovan 200