Kim Barnes Arico Named Michigan Women’s Basketball Coach

Dylan Burkhardt

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — University of Michigan director of athletics Dave Brandon announced Friday (April 20) the hiring of Kim Barnes Arico as the ninth head coach in the 40-year history of the Wolverines women’s basketball program. The New York native joins the Michigan family after spending the past 10 seasons as the St. John’s University women’s coach. She will be formally introduced at a press conference Monday (April 23) at 12:30 p.m.

“Kim is an elite coach that will help elevate our women’s basketball program to new heights,” said Brandon. “Kim has been successful at every coaching stop and has built teams that compete for championships. She is a tireless recruiter who will accomplish great things at Michigan. We are extremely happy that Kim and her family chose to join Michigan Athletics.”

Read the full University of Michigan release here.

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  • A2JD

    It sounds like a really good hire.  It would be nice to have the Women’s team be a consistent power too.

  • FLiPCiTyBLuE

    Huge hire for the future of Michigan Women’s Basketball, i am genuinely excited!