"She did it all by herself for a long time..."

“She did it all by herself for a long time. All the recruiting, film watching, film breakdown. She was always accessible. And she has done a really great job of instilling pride in the history of the program. She had an interest in us as kids as well as people and was more than happy to spend time with us on and off the court. Now I appreciate all that she did even more. My four years playing basketball defined my experience at Williams. I’ll always call her Coach.”

—Rebecca Brooks ’00, head coach of girls’ basketball at the Pomfret School in Connecticut, on Williams women’s basketball coach Pat Manning, who has led the team for 22 years. On Feb. 16 Manning became the first Williams basketball coach ever to record 400 wins.