Lynsey Warren enters 2020-21 in her ninth season as Ohio Dominican's head women's basketball coach and her tenth year overall with the program. Under her guidance, the program has won at least 18 games in three of the last five seasons and was ranked in the NCAA Midwest Regional Rankings in all three of those years.
Warren led the team to a 20-9 record in the 2015-16 season, including a 15-7 mark in the GLIAC. The Panthers were ranked as high as No. 6 in the NCAA Midwest Regional Rankings and narrowly missed on an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament. Following the season, Warren was named to the WBCA Thirty Under 30 list, recognizing the nation’s best women’s basketball coaches under the age of 30.
During the 2016-17 campaign, the Panthers were again ranked in the region and concluded the year with an 18-10 mark, qualifying for the GLIAC Tournament for a second straight year, and the Panthers finished 18-11 in the 2017-18 season while making an appearance in the G-MAC Tournament.
Despite having no seniors on the roster, Warren guided the Panthers to an 11-15 record in her first season in 2012-13, winning seven conference games as well. ODU closed the season with a flurry, earning wins in six of their final seven contests.
Off the court, the team registered a 3.699 GPA, which led the nation in all NCAA, NAIA and junior college divisions.
The Panthers improved to 12-14 in her second year guiding the program, which was its best record since joining Division II and the GLIAC. ODU ranked second nationally in GPA as well.
In 2014-15, ODU ranked in the top half in the conference in nearly every offensive category, including scoring, field goals made, field goal percentage and free throw percentage.
Warren, a Columbus native who attended nearby Bishop Watterson High School before playing volleyball and basketball collegiately at Ashland University, joined Ohio Dominican's coaching staff prior to the 2011-12 season. As the lead assistant, she was responsible for every aspect of the program, including recruiting, game preparation, individual skill development and strength and conditioning. She served as the acting head coach for two weeks, highlighted by leading the Panthers to a GLIAC victory over Northwood.
Prior to arriving at Ohio Dominican, Warren was the assistant coach at Division III Kenyon College, helping the Ladies to a 15-12 mark and 8-6 record in the NCAC. She also spent a year as the graduate assistant at her alma mater Ashland.
A three-year letter winner with the Eagles, Warren tallied 803 points, 467 rebounds, and a .522 field goal percentage while helping the team to an overall 57-33 record (.633). As a freshman, she averaged 7.8 points per game off the bench for an Eagles' squad that won the GLIAC South Division championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Warren's most successful individual season came as a senior in 2008-09 when she led the team in points per game (14.0), field goal percentage (.530) and blocks (30) en route to an All-GLIAC South Division second-team selection.
Warren's athletic prowess also included four years as a starting setter on the Eagles' volleyball team, where she garnered All-America status her junior and senior seasons and keyed Ashland's run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Tournament in 2006.
Warren received her bachelor's in Business Administration in 2008 and a Master of Education in Sports Sciences in 2010 from Ashland.
Warren at Ohio Dominican
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