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McCallie Debuts
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 09/06/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – A week after receiving a contract extension through 2020-21, Duke women’s basketball head coach Joanne P. McCallie is debuting her own website,, which went live Wednesday.

At, it details McCallie’s outstanding career as a coach that spans 29 years at Duke, Michigan State, Maine and Auburn. She has been a part of three NCAA Final Four appearances, eight NCAA Elite Eight trips, three National Championship contests and advanced to 23 NCAA Tournaments as a coach.

Her philosophy is, “Choice, Not Chance” – building a fierce competitor for life. McCallie feels very strongly about this and wrote a book in 2012 sharing her knowledge she has gained during her life.

In 10 seasons at Duke, McCallie has guided the Blue Devils to a 273-71 (.794) overall record, nine NCAA Tournament appearances and four NCAA Elite Eight finishes. She owns a 121-33 (.786) record in ACC play along with three ACC Tournament crowns (2010, 2011, 2013). McCallie has earned ACC Coach of the Year honors three times, and became the first NCAA Division I head coach to win a league championship and be named league coach of the year in four different conferences -- ACC, Big Ten, America East and North Atlantic.

In 2016-17, McCallie led Duke to a 28-6 overall record and a 13-3 mark in the ACC, which was tied second in the league. She owns three 30-win seasons since the 2009-10 campaign and is 11 wins away from reaching 600 career victories. McCallie’s 79.4 winning percentage at Duke ranks third in the ACC record book, while her 78.6 winning percentage in ACC contests ranks third in conference history.

McCallie is one of just two head coaches in Division I history to lead two programs to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament and is one of only three coaches to guide three schools to the NCAA Tournament. McCallie was the quickest female head coach to reach 150 wins at a school as she accomplished the feat.