Caroline McCombs

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
George Washington University


2021 – Present: Head Coach, George Washington University

2014 – 2021: Head Coach, Stony Brook University

2012 – 2014: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Auburn University

2010 – 2012: Assistant Coach, Northwestern University

2005 – 2010: Assistant Coach, University of Pittsburgh

1999 – 2005: Associate Head Coach (04-05)/Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator (01-05), Valparaiso University

1998 – 1999: Professional Player, BK Blex Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)

1994 – 1998: Player/Team Captain (97-98), Youngstown State University


2001: Valparaiso University, Masters, Sports Administration

1998: Youngstown State University, Bachelors, Dietetics


Hometown: Medina, OH

Career Highlights

Career Division I Record
174-125 (.582)

20+ Win Seasons (2)
2019-20 2018-19

Winning Seasons (7)
2022-23, 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2015-16, 2014-15

Power Five Wins (2)
ACC, Big Ten

Conference Coach of the Year (1)
2019-20 America East

Conference Regular Season Championships (1)
2019-20 America East

Conference Tournament Championships (1)
2020-21 America East

NCAA Tournament Berths (1)

Other Post-Season Berths (2)
2015-16, 2014-15 WBI

In 2022-23, led George Washington to the program’s first winning season (18-13) and Atlantic 10 Conference record (9-7) in five seasons – rebuilt a program that had not had a winning season in the three seasons prior to her arrival (33-50 (.398) record during span)

GW’s scoring defense finished ranked 16th nationally in 2021-22

The all-time winningest coach in Stony Brook’s Division I history with a 130-76 (.631) overall record, two 23+ win seasons, and six winning seasons – rebuilt a program that had only one winning season in the seven seasons prior to her arrival (73-140 (.343) record during span)

In 2020-21, led Stony Brook to the first America East Conference Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in program history

The 2019-20 America East Coach of the Year, led Stony Brook to the first America East Conference Regular Season Championship in program history

In 2019-20, guided Stony Brook to the most single-season (28) and America East Conference (14) wins in program history

In 2018-19, led Stony Brook to only the third 20+ win season (23) in the program’s Division I history

First Head Coach in Stony Brook history to lead the program to multiple post-season berths

Stony Brook’s scoring defense finished ranked in the top-40 nationally during each of the seven seasons she led the program, including 4th in 2020-21 and 11th in 2019-20

As a Division I Head Coach, has recruited and coached 26 all-conference team selections, as well as one Rookie of the Year and two Sixth Players of the Year

In 2010-11, helped lead Northwestern to only the program’s second winning season (19-14) and post-season berth (WNIT) in 14 seasons

Helped both Auburn and Northwestern each sign recruiting classes that ranked in the top-25 nationally

From 2005 to 2010, assisted Pitt to four 22+ win seasons and five post-season berths (three NCAA Tournaments – two Sweet 16 appearances)

From 1999 to 2005, helped lead Valparaiso to one Mid-Continent Regular Season Championship, two Mid-Continent Tournament Championships, and three post-season berths (2 NCAA Tournaments)

A 2008 inductee into the Youngstown State University Athletics Hall of Fame, scored over 1,500 career points and helped lead the program to four Mid-Continent Regular Season Championships, two Mid-Continent Tournament Championships, and two NCAA Tournament berths

Head Coach Record