Utah finishes its season 23-14
Saturday's game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.
Utah will play Drexel on Saturday.
Utes one of four teams left in the WNIT.
Tip off on Saturday is at 2:00 p.m. PT.
Utah women's basketball vs. No. 15 Nebraska, November 15, 2013
Utah fell to No. 6 Stanford 44-65
Utah women's basketball
Utah women's basketball
Utah vs. No. 4 Stanford - AP Photo Gallery
Head Coach: Utah (2010-present)
Assistant Coach: Utah (2007-2010)
Assistant Coach: Southern Oregon (2002-2007)
Player/Coach: Hamamatsu Daigaku (2001-02)
Assistant Coach: Willamette (1999-2001)
Assistant Coach: Lane College (1996-1999)
Utah women's basketball head coach Anthony Levrets enters his fifth season at the helm, continuing Utah's tradition of success by leading the Utes to postseason appearances during three of his first four years.
In 2012-13, Levrets led Utah to a runner-up finish in the WNIT with a 23-14 record. He will be looking to return the Utes to the NCAA Tournament in 2014-15 behind senior Taryn Wicijowski.
Levrets recently mentored one of the best players in school history, Michelle Plouffe. Plouffe was a three-time honorable mention All-American and Pac-12 Conference selection. She was selected in the second round (19th overall) of the 2014 WNBA Draft by Seattle Storm and was just the third player in Utah history to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. She ended her career second in school history with 2,100 career points and holds the school record with 1,171 rebounds.
Serving as interim head coach in 2010-11, Levrets guided a young team to an 18-17 record that included four-straight wins in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Utes, a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament, hung tough with No. 2 seed and eventual NCAA runner-up Notre Dame, before eventually falling 67-54 in the first round. Levrets was awarded the job permanently on March 23, 2011.
Levrets is in his seventh season at Utah, serving as an assistant coach during his first three years on the bench. During Levrets' time as an assistant, Utah reached the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009, reaching the second round in 2009 with a record 60-30 win over Villanova in the first round. The 2008 Utes went undefeated in conference play (16-0) and were a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Levrets has coached four All-Americans with the Utes in Leilani Mitchell, Morgan Warburton, Kalee Whipple and Plouffe. Mitchell is in her sixth season in the WNBA while Mitchell and Warburton each earned MWC Player of the Year honors. Other award winners include back-to-back MWC Freshman of the Year honorees Wicijowski and Plouffe. Levrets came to Utah after five years as an assistant coach for the Southern Oregon University men's basketball team. In addition to his coaching duties, he served as SOU's director of recruiting, player development and scouting. He helped the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2005 NAIA Division II national tournament and earn a No. 1 national ranking during the season. He assisted in coaching the 2006 National Player of the Year, Shea Washington. While at SOU, Levrets was also the head women's basketball coach for the Oregon Select AAU basketball team.
Prior to his coaching stints in Oregon, Levrets was a player/coach for the Hamamatsu Daigaku, a Japan Division I club team.
Levrets' first two turns on the bench were with coaching legends Gordie James and Jim Boutin. From 1999-2001, Levrets was on James' staff at Willamette, with his coaching start coming in 1996 at Lane Community College, alongside Boutin.
Levrets played college ball at Southwestern Oregon Community College from 1992-93. His playing career was cut short due to a back injury while playing for Lane CC during the 1995-96 campaign.
Born in Eugene, Ore., Levrets was raised in Bandon where he graduated from Bandon High.
Levrets is married to the former Sarah Barrett. They have a 7-year old daughter, Caiden Liél, in addition to 4-year old son Kyler Bradley.
|Year||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|2010-11||18-17 (.514)||7-9 (.437)|
|2011-12||16-16 (.500)||8-10 (.444)|
|2012-13||23-14 (.622)||8-10 (.444)|
|2013-14||12-19 (.387)||4-14 (.222)|
|TOTAL||69-66 (.511)||27-43 (.386)|