Brady Sallee, the head coach of Ball State’s women’s basketball team, coaches from the sidelines during the game against Buffalo on Jan. 13 in Worthen Arena. DN PHOTO GRACE RAMEY
Women's basketball head coach approaches 200th win
Brady Sallee walked into Worthen Arena as the new head women's basketball coach on May 10, 2012. He brought with him a 136-109 record from Eastern Illinois University.
If he manages to beat a Bowling Green team that is on a 3-game losing streak on Jan. 16, he will have 200 career wins as a head coach.
In his first three seasons as head coach of the Cardinals, Sallee managed to post a 52-47 record while coming in second in the Mid-American Conference West Division and winning it in his third, advancing to the National Invitational Tournament all three seasons.
Currently, he's in his fourth year as the head coach for Ball State, and the Cardinals are 11-4 overall this season and sitting on top of the MAC West Division.
His 63 wins as Ball State's head coach put him in second place all time for the Cardinals, trailing only Tracy Roller (2001-08), who boasted a 118-73 record.
Under Sallee, the Cardinals have limited opponents' opportunities on the inside and forced them to take high-volume but low-percentage shots while playing tough defense underneath.
Sallee will look to acquire his 200th win on Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. in Bowling Green, Ohio.