Tanya Warren
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamNorthern Iowa
ConferenceMVC
Record283–201 (.585)
Biographical details
Born1965 (age 56–57)
Des Moines, Iowa
Playing career
1984–1988Creighton
Position(s)Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1988–1992Boys Town HS
1992–1994Duchesne Academy
1994–1995Iowa State (asst.)
1995–2001Northern Iowa (asst.)
2001–2004Missouri (asst.)
2004–2007Creighton (asst.)
2007–presentNorthern Iowa
Head coaching record
Overall283–201 (.585)
Tournaments0–2 (NCAA)
3–3 (WNIT)
3–1 (WBI)
Medal record
Assistant Coach for  United States
World University Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 South Korea Team Competition

Tanya Warren (born 1965) is an American basketball coach who is currently the head women's basketball coach at the University of Northern Iowa.

Early life and education

Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Warren graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1983, then played basketball at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska from 1984 to 1988 at guard, after redshirting her freshman year.[1] At Creighton, among Warren's teammates was Connie Yori, who would later coach at Nebraska. Warren averaged 13.9 points and 3.2 rebounds as a redshirt freshman in 1984–85.[2] Warren averaged 14.6 points and 3.0 rebounds as a sophomore,[3] 18.7 points and 3.8 rebounds as a junior,[4] and 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 7.8 rebounds as a senior in a season where she only played 10 games.[5]

Creighton statistics

Source[6]

Basketball statistics
YEAR Team GP GS FGM FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% REB RBG AST BLK STL PTS PPG
1983-84 Creighton 5 5 28 47 59.6 4 7 57.1 14 2.8 10 2 11 60 12.0
1984-85 Creighton 27 27 154 314 49.0 68 91 74.7 86 3.2 150 1 38 376 13.9
1985-86 Creighton 26 26 148 275 53.8 83 98 84.7 78 3 184 0 54 379 14.6
1986-87 Creighton 30 30 226 465 48.6 108 139 77.7 114 3.8 228 2 78 560 18.7
1987-88 Creighton 10 10 74 146 50.7 6 20 30.0 37 48 77.1 45 4.5 78 1 19 191 19.1
TOTAL 98 98 630 1,247 50.5 6 20 30.0 300 383 78.3 337 3.4 650 6 200 1,566 16.0

Coaching career

After graduating from Creighton, Warren remained in Omaha to be girls' basketball head coach at Boys Town High School. In 1992, Warren became head basketball coach at the Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, a girls' Catholic school in Omaha. Two years later, Warren moved up to the collegiate ranks as an assistant coach at Iowa State.[7]

From 1995 to 2001, Warren was an assistant coach at Northern Iowa under Tony DiCecco. Warren then was an assistant at Missouri from 2001 to 2004 under Cindy Stein and at Creighton from 2004 to 2007 under Jim Flanery.[7]

In April 2007, Warren returned to Northern Iowa, this time as head coach.[8] Warren led Northern Iowa to consecutive MVC Tournament titles in 2010 and 2011, both of which led to automatic qualification for the NCAA Tournament. Northern Iowa later became runner-up in the 2012 WBI and made the WNIT in 2013 and 2016.[7]

On March 4, 2017, Warren became the all-time wins leader in Northern Iowa women's basketball history. She reached her 184th career win with a victory over Missouri State.

On January 22, 2021, Warren recorded her 250th Northern Iowa career win with a victory over Indiana State.

USA Basketball

Warren was selected to be the assistant coach of the USA representative to the World University Games held in Seoul, South Korea July 5–13, 2015. The team won all six games, including the championship game against Canada. The first three quarters the game were quite close with four ties and four lead changes. In the fourth quarter the USA exploded for 34 points to pull out to a large lead, and won the gold-medal with a score of 82–63.[9]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Northern Iowa Panthers (Missouri Valley Conference) (2007–present)
2007–08 Northern Iowa 13–18 8–10 T–6th
2008–09 Northern Iowa 11–19 9–9 6th
2009–10 Northern Iowa 17–16 10–8 5th NCAA First Round
2010–11 Northern Iowa 27–6 17–1 1st NCAA First Round
2011–12 Northern Iowa 19–15 9–9 T–5th WBI Runner-Up
2012–13 Northern Iowa 17–17 10–8 T–4th WNIT Second Round
2013–14 Northern Iowa 17–13 13–5 3rd
2014–15 Northern Iowa 17–15 12–6 4th WNIT First Round
2015–16 Northern Iowa 24–11 15–3 1st WNIT Third Round
2016–17 Northern Iowa 24–9 15–3 2nd NCAA First Round
2017–18 Northern Iowa 19–14 13–5 3rd WNIT First Round
2018–19 Northern Iowa 20–13 12–6 3rd WNIT First Round
2019–20 Northern Iowa 18–11 10–8 5th Postseason canceled due to COVID-19
2020–21 Northern Iowa 17–13 11–7 4th WNIT Semifinals
2021–22 Northern Iowa 23–11 13–5 3rd WNIT Second Round
Northern Iowa: 283–201 (.585) 177–93 (.656)
Total: 283–201 (.585)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. ^ "UNI's Tanya Warren shaping lives, not just players". Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. February 21, 2011. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "1984-85 Creighton stats" (PDF).
  3. ^ "1985-86 Creighton stats" (PDF).
  4. ^ 1986-87 Creighton stats
  5. ^ "1987-88 Creighton stats" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Creighton Basketball 2020–21 Media Guide" (PDF). creighton.sidearmsports.com. pp. 75–76. Retrieved 2021-07-07.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ a b c "Tanya Warren". University of Northern Iowa. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  8. ^ "Tanya Warren named new UNI women's BB coach". Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. April 23, 2007. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "WUGs Gold medal Game: USA 82, Canada 63". Retrieved 2016-09-14.