Amanda Bailey, Luther College head coach of women’s basketball, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Track Coaches Association (WISTCA) Hall of Fame. She will be one of six athletes and two coaches that will comprise the Hall of Fame Class of 2019. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Marriott Madison West as the culmination of the 30th annual WISTCA Clinic.
The WISTCA Hall of Fame began with its inaugural class in 1990 and has enshrined more than 150 athletes and more than 50 coaches.
Unfortunately, Bailey will not be able to attend the ceremony, as Luther will be hosting Coe College that day for an American Rivers Conference basketball game.
During her high school track career at Mosinee high School (1997-2001) she was a 16-time Eastern Cloverbelt Conference champion, winning the shot put, discus, 100 and 300 hurdles all four years. She was also a four-time WIAA D2 State Meet champion and 14-time podium place winner.
She went on to earn four All-American honors in the discus and one All-American honor in the shot put while at UW-Stevens Point. She also earned eight Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) all-conference honors and was crowned the WIAC shot put champion in 2002.
Bailey is currently in her eighth year as head coach at Luther. During her tenure, she has led the Norse to four consecutive appearances in the six-team conference tournament (2015-18), a league championship (2015-16), a conference tournament championship (2015), and a berth to the NCAA III National Tournament (2015). Her national tournament team advanced to the second round and finished the year with a record of 23-6. She has coached 10 players who have earned 13 all-conference honors, one that was named league MVP twice and two players named Defensive Player of the Year. She was also named the league’s Coach of the Year in 2015.