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Kim Barnes Arico picks up 500th career victory in 27th year as head coach

Dec 29, 2022

In 1996, a 26-year-old Kim Barnes Arico recorded her first-ever victory as a women's basketball head coach with Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison. Now, 26 years later, Barnes Arico is a member of the 500-win club.

Michigan defeated Nebraska, 76-59 on Wednesday night, as Michigan improved to 12-1 on the season, giving Barnes Arico her 500th career win.

Following her first and only season with Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison, Barnes Arico spent two seasons with the NJIT Highlanders. She won 16 games in two seasons with the Highlanders as she was still looking to find her footing as a head coach.

From 1999-02 she went 65-24 with the D-II Adelphi Panthers. The 2001-02 season was especially remarkable as Barnes Arico led the Panthers to a 28-3 record and a Sweet 16 appearance in the D-II NCAA Tournament.

Source: The Wolverine

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