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Mike Carey to be Inducted into West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame



Former WVU women’s basketball head coach Mike Carey will be inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. Carey joins Jeff Hostetler, who will both be enshrined on May 7 in Charleston by the WVSWA.

Carey spent 21 seasons as head coach of the Mountaineers, winning 462 games dating back to 2001. Carey, a Clarksburg native, coached West Virginia to 11-NCAA Tournament appearances and two WNIT runner-ups. WVU won the 2014 Big 12 Regular Season Title and the 2017 Big 12 Conference Tournament under Carey as well.

The 64-year-old won three conference coach of the year awards during his tenure: Big East in 2004, 2010 and Big 12 in 2014. Carey developed 10 WNBA players and 74 all-conference recipients.

Carey retired in 2022 as the winningest coach in WVU women’s basketball history.

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