Lynne Agee Plaque

Lynne Agee began her 30-year career as UNCG’s women’s basketball head coach in 1981. In her first season, the team finished with a 25-3 record and a trip to the inaugural NCAA Division III tournament, finishing as runners-up to Elizabethtown in a close 67-66 overtime loss. This plaque was presented to Agee in 1984 to commemorate her 100th career win. Within ten years of Agee’s arrival, UNCG moved from Division III to Division I competition, and Agee found success at every level. In her first year at Division I (1991-1992), UNCG’s record was 21-6. The following year, she was named Big South Conference Co-Coach of the Year.

Agee’s accomplishments are many. She was the first women’s basketball coach to lead a team to the NCAA tournament in all three divisions. She led UNCG to nine NCAA berths and one WNIT appearance. UNCG won 13 regular season conference titles, seven league tournament titles, and won 20 games or more in 16 of Agee’s 30 seasons. She won Southern Conference Coach of the year two times, in 1998-99 and 2001-02. She coached six All-Americans while at UNCG. She was the first active coach to be enshrined in UNCG’s Athletics Hall of Fame (2004) and was inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Agee retired in 2011. Her 602 collegiate wins made her, at that time, just the 21st NCAA Division I coach to reach the 600-win plateau. UNCG also named the court in Fleming Gymnasium in Agee’s honor in 2011.

Supplemental Materials

Lynne Agee coaching during a basketball game

Agee with UNCG’s women’s basketball team at the Southern Conference Tournament

The Carolinian with section about Lynne Agee

Oral history interview with Lynne Agee and Carol Peschel

Spartan Story about Lynne Agee

Greek Week Trophy