As of May 15, 2015
The University of Northern Iowa’s Tanya Warren was named as an assistant coach for the 2015 USA Women’s World University Games Team. The appointment marks her first with USA Basketball.
“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to work for USA Basketball and represent my country in the upcoming World University Games,” said Warren. “I can’t wait to work with Joe, Holly and our athletes as we compete for our country.
“Working with coaches and players from different conferences across the country will be a tremendous learning experience for everyone. I am excited to work with two of the best coaches in women's basketball.”
Warren, who is a two-time Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year, owns an eight-year (2007-08 to present) record of 138-119 (.537) as UNI’s head coach.
She has taken her team to five postseason tournaments and in 2012, captured the program’s first victory in postseason play as the Panthers advanced to the Women’s Basketball Invitational championship game.
Warren also piloted the Panthers to their first NCAA Tournament in program history in 2010 and turned it into back-to-back appearances after claiming the 2011 MVC regular season and tournament titles to earn a second NCAA Tournament bid.
Prior to Northern Iowa, Warren accumulated 13 years of Division I collegiate coaching experience as an assistant coach at UNI (1995-2001), Creighton University (2004-2007), the University of Missouri (1995-2001) and Iowa State University (2000-2001).
At her alma mater, Creighton, Warren helped lead the Bluejays to a WNIT appearance in 2005 and the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game in 2007. During her time at Missouri, the Tigers made three postseason appearances, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2004.
As an assistant at UNI, Warren helped lead the team to an 18-win season and its first postseason appearance when the Panthers earned a bid to the WNIT.
Warren earned several accolades in her four seasons as a player at Creighton, such as the program’s records for assists in a career and a season (228). She averaged 18.7 points per game in 1987, and she was named to the WNIT all-tournament team. Her No. 10 jersey is one of two retired numbers at Creighton, and she is also a
member of the Creighton University Hall of Fame.