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Four finalists for 2023 NJCAA Division 1 World Exposure Report's Women's Coach of the Year announced

By World Exposure Report News Service, 03/11/23, 12:00PM CST


The 2023 NJCAA Division 1  World Exposure Report Women’s College Head Coach of the Year Award finalists were announced today by World Exposure Report and include MJ Baker (Eastern Florida State), Jeff Jenkins (Blinn), Landon Steele (Dodge City) and James Frey (South Georgia Tech). 

About the finalists:

MJ Baker, Eastern Florida State

MJ Baker has led the Eastern Florida State College women’s basketball program to the national spotlight, completing her second straight unbeaten conference season and made history by making it to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament last season. This season she is 29-1 after winning in the state tournament quarterfinals Wednesday and has the team ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division I poll

James Frey, South Georgia Tech

Coach James Frey is in his 11th year as Head Coach of the South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets. In those 11 years he has amassed 304 wins to only 60 losses. In the current season, under Coach Frey’s direction, the Lady Jets currently have a 31-1 record, losing only the very first game of the season.  he team has been at the #1 ranking in the NJCAA Women’s DI poll for the last 5 consecutive weeks and will be returning to the NJCAA Tournament for the 9th time in Coach Frey’s 11 year tenure.

Landon Steele, Dodge City

  • Guided Dodge City to one of the best seasons in program history,  29-3 record.
  • Earned a Spot in Region VI Semifinals for First Time Since 2003-04
  • Claimed First KJCCC Title Since 1987-88

Jeff Jenkins, Blinn College

  • Jenkins was selected Region XIV Coach of the Year for 2022, the fifth time he has received that accolade. 
  • He has coached at Blinn for 22 years and is the the program's winningest coach
  • His team is currently ranked No. 3 in the World Exposure Report Poll
  • 30-2 Record, 3rd in the nation for 3pt made per game- 9.1, 8th in the nation for rebounds per game- 46.9, 8th in the nation for assists per game- 19.4, and 12th in the nation for points per game scored- 79.0

The 2023 NJCAA Division 1 World Exposure Report's Women's Basketball Head Coach of the Year will be announced on March 21st.