Coach Mike Carey won his first league coaching award in just his third season at the helm of the Mountaineer program. After going 4-12 in Big East place last year, he has guided the 2003-04 team to a 10-6 showing, marking the second-best turnaround in conference history. WVU's 19-9 record represents the most wins since 1996-97 and its sixth seed in the conference tournament is the best since non-divisional play began in 1998-99.
WVU also placed two players on the all-conference team. Senior guard Kate Bulger was named to the second team, while junior guard Yolanda Paige nabbed a spot on the third team.