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2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor: Ceal Barry

Women's Basketball
Mar 2, 2023
An iconic coach and administrator, Ceal Barry built the University of Colorado women’s basketball program into a national powerhouse. Barry became head coach in 1983 and compiled an historic 22-year run at the helm that included 13 20-win seasons, four conference titles, and 12 NCAA Tournament berths, including six Sweet 16 and three Elite 8 appearances. She is Colorado’s all-time winningest head coach in any sport with 427 victories, earning induction into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame, CU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010, and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. She served as an administrator in the Colorado athletic department for 15 years before retiring in 2020, a tenure that included a stint as the university’s first-ever Deputy Athletic Director.