Hostos' Winston named Spalding® DIII Coach of the Year

Charlotte, NC - To top off an amazing 2018-19 season, Hostos (NY) head coach DeVernie Winston has been named the 2019 Spalding® NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. 

Winston completed his fourth season as the Caimans' head coach and led the team to back-to-back NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship titles.  A strong presence all season, Hostos spent 10 consecutive weeks at No. 2 in the NJCAA DIII Women's Basketball rankings.  In the final week of the regular season, the Caimans took down the No. 1 team to claim the top spot in the final poll.  Winston coached the Caimans to a 28-5 record.

Since taking over the Caimans' program, Winston has accumulated a 99-25 record.  He has led the team to three consecutive NJCAA tournament appearances, including a 5th place finish in 2017 before claiming consecutive titles in 2018 and 2019. 

Winston guided a pair of NJCAA All-Americans throughuot the 2018-19 season, including sophomore Skydajah Patterson who was a first team recipient and was named the 2019 Spalding® NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Under Winston, Patterson joined Kayla Wilson, a second team All-American selection in 2019 who was named the 2018 Spalding® NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Player of the Year.

2018-19 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA Region XV Champion
  • NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship Coach of the Tournament 
  • NJCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Champion
  • Coached two NJCAA All-Americans
  • Coached NJCAA DIII Player of the Year Skydajah Patterson
  • Top rebounding team in the nation

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