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John Wethington
Athletics


Women's Basketball Head Coach
Athletics Offices
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Coach John B. Wethington enters his 20th season in 2008-09 as the head of the Lindsey Wilson women's basketball program.

Wethington has led the Blue Raiders to five NAIA National Tournaments, including last season's historic run. In 2007-08, Lindsey Wilson won the program's first-ever national tournament game with a 78-74 win over Oklahoma Baptist University.

Last season's national tournament appearance is the Blue Raiders' fourth (2001-02, 2003-04 and 2005-06) appearance in the last seven seasons at the NAIA's.

Lindsey Wilson is 354-237 under Wethington, including nine 20-win seasons.

Wethington led the Blue Raiders to five Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) championships prior to moving to the Mid-South Conference during the 2000-01 season.

In 2007-08, Wethington led the Blue Raiders to their second consecutive Mid-South Conference regular season title. Lindsey Wilson finished the regular season 8-2 in league play after a 9-1 mark in 2006-07.

Wethington has been honored five times with conference coach of the year awards.

Wethington was the 1990-91, 1996-97 and 1998-99 KIAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year and 2006-07 and 2007-08 Mid-South Conference Women's Basketball Coach of the Year.

Wethington earned his 250th career victory on January 7, 2003, when the Blue Raiders defeated Southern Virginia University 71-50, and his 300th win on November 12, 2005 in a 59-44 win over Grace College.

The past season he eclipsed the 350-win plateau with a 92-81 win on Feb. 23, 2007, over conference foe West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, W.Va.

Before being named head coach at Lindsey Wilson in 1989, Wethington spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the women's program.

Wethington graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1987. Wethington served as head manager for the men's basketball program, which was coached by former college and NBA star Clem Haskins. Wethington was also a student assistant coach at LWC during the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons.

Wethington is a native of Clementsville, Kentucky, and a 1982 graduate of Casey County High School.

Wethington and his wife, Shelia, have two children, Mason and Brenna.

 

Education

High School: Casey County High, 1982
College: Lindsey Wilson College, 1984 (AA)
Western Kentucky University, 1987

Collegiate Coaching Career

1987-89: Asst. Coach (Lindsey Wilson College)

Lindsey Wilson College

Year

Record

Conference

Regular Season

Conference

Finish

Conference

Tournament Finish

1989-90

14-16

6-6

T-3rd

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1990-91

21-6

7-4

T-1st

--

1991-92

18-10

6-4

3rd

--

1992-93

25-9

4-5

4th

--

1993-94

10-20

2-8

T-4th

--

1994-95

20-9

6-4

3rd

--

1995-96

19-9

8-4

T-2nd

--

1996-97

24-7

11-1

1st

1st

1997-98

18-13

4-2

T-1st

T-3rd

1998-99

24-10

6-0

1st

1st

1999-2000

20-10

4-2

T-1st

1st

2000-01

7-24

2-14

9th

T-5th

2001-02

19-15

5-9

5th

T-5th

2002-03

15-16

3-7

T-5th

T-5th

2003-04

22-12

5-5

4th

T-3rd

2004-05

21-11

3-7

T-4th

T-3rd

2005-06

19-12

6-4

3rd

T-3rd

2006-07

16-16

9-1

1st

2nd

2007-08

22-12

8-2

T-1st

2nd

Total

354-237

105-89

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Contact Information

Office: Athletic House
Phone: 270-384-8073
Fax: 270-384-8073
Mail: 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY 42728
E-Mail: wehingt@lindsey.edu

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