Coach Agnus Berenato will be honored


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Greensboro (area) North Carolina

The winningest coach in Georgia Tech history, Agnus Berenato coached on the Flats for 17 years; two as an assistant under two-time ACC Legend Bernadette McGlade (2008, 2012) and 15 as head coach. Berenato was instrumental in building the foundation for Georgia Tech’s women’s program during her 17 years in Atlanta. Within three years of assuming the head coaching duties, Berenato guided the Yellow Jackets to the National Women’s Invitational Tournament Championship in 1992, and the first 20-win season in program history. The following year, in 1993, Berenato led the Tech women to their first NCAA tournament bid. In total, Berenato led the Jackets to postseason play on six separate occasions in 1992, 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. Success on the court was complimented by success in the classroom. Every student athlete who played for and completed their eligibility under Berenato at Tech earned a degree from the Institute. Additionally, Berenato coached numerous All-ACC team members, ACC Rookies of the Year, a WBCA All District Honoree, and a Georgia Division I Player of the Year awarded by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. Berenato herself was recognized on two occasions as a Division I Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. Berenato, who compiled 435 career wins in 28 years as a head coach, was also inducted into the South Jersey Hall of Fame and the Rider College Hall of Fame. A 1980 graduate from Mount Saint Mary’s University, she received honorary doctorate degrees from Mount Saint Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, Md.) and Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Pa.). She is the proud wife of Jack Berenato and mother of five children; Theresa, Andrew, Santo, Clare and Chrissy.