Utah finishes its season 23-14
Saturday's game will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.
Utah will play Drexel on Saturday.
Utes one of four teams left in the WNIT.
Tip off on Saturday is at 2:00 p.m. PT.
Head Coach: Utah (2010-present)
Assistant Coach: Utah (2007-2010)
Assistant Coach: Southern Oregon (2002-2007)
Player/Coach: Hamamatsu Daigaku (2001-02)
Assistant Coach: Willamette (1999-2001)
Assistant Coach: Lane College (1996-1999)
Utah women's basketball head coach Anthony Levrets enters his third season at the helm, continuing Utah's tradition of success by leading the Utes to postseason appearances in each of his first two years.
Levrets ushered Utah into the Pac-12 era in 2011-12, and the Utes reached the second round of the WNIT. Michelle Plouffe earned All-American honors and both Plouffe and Taryn Wicijowski earned all-conference accolades. Both players ranked in the top 10 in the conference in both scoring and rebounding. Janita Badon was 18th in the nation in assists per game.
Serving as interim head coach in 2010-11, Levrets guided a young team to an 18-17 record that included four-straight wins in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The Utes, a No. 15 seed in the NCAA Tournament, hung tough with No. 2 seed and eventual NCAA runner-up Notre Dame, before eventually falling 67-54 in the first round. Levrets was awarded the job permanently on March 23, 2011.
Levrets is in his sixth season at Utah, serving as an assistant coach during his first three years on the bench. During Levrets' time as an assistant, Utah reached the NCAA Tournament in 2008 and 2009, reaching the second round in 2009 with a record 60-30 win over Villanova in the first round. The 2008 Utes went undefeated in conference play (16-0) and were a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Levrets has coached four All-Americans with the Utes in Leilani Mitchell, Morgan Warburton, Kalee Whipple and Plouffe. Mitchell is in her fifth season in the WNBA while Mitchell and Warburton each earned MWC Player of the Year honors. Other award winners include back-to-back MWC Freshman of the Year honorees Wicijowski and Plouffe.
Levrets came to Utah after five years as an assistant coach for the Southern Oregon University men's basketball team. In addition to his coaching duties, he served as SOU's director of recruiting, player development and scouting. He helped the team reach the quarterfinals of the 2005 NAIA Division II national tournament and earn a No. 1 national ranking during the season. He assisted in coaching the 2006 National Player of the Year, Shea Washington. While at SOU, Levrets was also the head women's basketball coach for the Oregon Select AAU basketball team.
Prior to his coaching stints in Oregon, Levrets was a player/coach for the Hamamatsu Daigaku, a Japan Division I club team.
Levrets' first two turns on the bench were with coaching legends Gordie James and Jim Boutin. From 1999-2001, Levrets was on James' staff at Willamette, with his coaching start coming in 1996 at Lane Community College, alongside Boutin.
Levrets played college ball at Southwestern Oregon Community College from 1992-93. His playing career was cut short due to a back injury while playing for Lane CC during the 1995-96 campaign.
Born in Eugene, Ore., Levrets was raised in Bandon where he graduated from Bandon High.
Levrets is married to the former Sarah Barrett. They have a five-year old daughter, Caiden Liél, in addition to two-year old son Kyler Bradley.