|Kim Barnes Arico|
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Coach Barnes Arico and Wolverine players comment on U-M's win over Canisius.
U-M returns four starters from its 20-win team last season -- headlined by captain and four-year starter Nicole Elmblad as well as leading scorer Shannon Smith, point guard Siera Thompson and forward Cyesha Goree -- and welcomes heralded incomer Katelynn Flaherty.
Michigan's postseason begins this Friday (March 21) in Ann Arbor, as the Wolverines open the Crisler Center doors for a 7 p.m. contest against Stony Brook in the WNIT first round.
Michigan 86, Stony Brook 48
Kim Barnes Arico enters her fifth season as head coach in 2016-17, guiding the Wolverines to at least 20 wins in each of her first four seasons. She was announced as the ninth head coach in the 40-year history of the Wolverine women's basketball program on April 20, 2012.
The only coach in program history with four 20-win seasons, Barnes Arico already ranks fourth in Michigan history with 83 wins and is tops in winning percentage at .606. She has led Michigan to the postseason in each of her four seasons, making the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and stringing together back-to-back WNIT Semifinal appearances in 2015 and 2016. Michigan is 51-22 at home during the KBA era as U-M has won at least 13 home games in three of her four seasons.
Barnes Arico completed a two-year stint with USA Basketball (2014-15), serving as an assistant coach alongside Dawn Staley (South Carolina) and Jeff Walz (Louisville) for the U18 (2014) and U19 (2015) teams. She won a pair of gold medals at the FIBA U19 World Championships in 2015 and at the FIBA U18 America's Championship in 2014.
Michigan rewrote the offensive record book in 2015-16, setting new school records in points (2,751), points per game (78.6), field goals made (1,058), field goal percentage (.478), three-point field goal percentage (.398) and assists (606). The Maize and Blue finished the season ranked fifth nationally in three-point field goal percentage, sixth in field goal percentage and 11th in points per game. U-M won 21 games, the second-best total in school history, while advancing to the semifinals of the WNIT. Katelynn Flaherty scored a school-record 774 points en route to become just the third Wolverine to earn consensus All-Big Ten first-team honors and the second to be named to the WBCA All-Region team. Hallie Thome, a Big Ten All-Freshman Team member, finished second nationally in field goal percentage (.630), while Siera Thompson dished out 178 assists for a new school record.
Michigan went 20-15 in 2014-15 and swept in-state rival Michigan State in the regular season for the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign. Flaherty became the first Wolverine in school history to be named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year and was the first freshman to earn a spot on the all-freshman team since 2010. Cyesha Goree picked up her second straight All-Big Ten second-team nod and Nicole Elmblad completed her illustrious career by earning the Big Ten Medal of Honor, WNIT All-Tournament Team accolades and an Academic All-America third-team citation.
U-M completed the 2013-14 season with a 20-14 mark after making the third round of the WNIT. Goree led four players to garner All-Big Ten honors, as the junior forward was named to the second team by both the coaches and the media. Elmblad was also named the program's second-ever Academic All-American, earning a second-team nod. Barnes Arico picked up her 300th career victory in 2013-14 when the Wolverines defeated Southern, 83-59, on Dec. 20.
Michigan went 22-11 in Barnes Arico's first season, tying the mark for most wins in school history. The Wolverines earned their second straight NCAA Tournament bid and advanced to the second round for the first time since 2001. U-M was ranked as high as No. 22 in the Associated Press poll in January, the first time the Maize and Blue was listed in the poll since the 2002-03 season. The Wolverines tied the longest winning streak in school history during the season, winning 10 straight games from Dec. 1, 2012-Jan.17, 2013.
Senior Kate Thompson was named to the All-Big Ten second team after hitting a school-record 110 three-pointers and participating in the Allstate Three-Point Shootout. Fellow senior Jenny Ryan picked up All-Big Ten third-team honors, with seniors Nya Jordan and Rachel Sheffer earning honorable mention.
The Wolverines finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a 9-7 record, reaching the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. U-M defeated Michigan State, 70-69, during the Crisler Dedication weekend for its first win over the Spartans since the 2007-08 season.
Prior to joining the Maize and Blue, she spent 10 seasons at the helm of the St. John's women's hoops program, building the Red Storm into a national power. She guided St. John's to four NCAA Tournament appearances, with the Red Storm advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2012 after back-to-back second-round appearances (2010, '11).
The winningest women's basketball coach in St. John's history, Barnes Arico compiled a 176-133 overall record and five 20-win campaigns. She was twice named Big East Coach of the Year (2006, 2012) and had 11 of her players earn All-Big East honors and six receive all-rookie team selection.
In 2011-12, St. John's posted a 24-10 overall record and finished second (13-3) in the Big East standings. Barnes Arico was named the 2012 Big East Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the USBWA National Coach of the Year award. St. John's finished No. 15 in the final USA Today Coaches poll and reached its highest-ever ranking of No. 13 by the Associated Press (March 5, 2012).
The highlight of the 2011-12 season was when Barnes Arico and her Red Storm ended Connecticut's 99-game home winning streak with a 57-56 win on Feb. 19, 2012, at Gampel Pavilion. It was also the UConn's first home loss to an unranked opponent in nearly 19 years.
Prior to accepting her position at St. John's, Barnes Arico was extremely successful in three seasons at NCAA Division II Adelphi (1999-2002). She led the Panthers to three consecutive postseason appearances, posting a 65-24 overall record and a 51-13 league mark. She guided Adelphi to a 28-win season in 2001-02, the year the program returned to the NCAA Tournament field for the first time since 1987.
In 2001-02, Adelphi won its first New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) championship and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers finished with a 28-3 record and earned the school's first national ranking in school history, finishing No. 12. Barnes Arico was named the NYCAC, NIT/Metropolitan Basketball Writers Division II and Nassau County Sports Commission Outstanding Female Coach of the Year.
In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Barnes Arico served as an assistant athletic director and was the academic liaison for student-athletes at Adelphi. She also served as a member of the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Selection Committee and the ECAC Advisory Committee.
Barnes Arico started her head coaching career at Fairleigh Dickinson-Madison, a Division III University in New Jersey. She led the Devils to a 13-11 record during the 1996-97 season before accepting the head coaching post at New Jersey Institute of Technology for two seasons (1997-99). Helping the program transition from Division III to Division II, Barnes Arico was named the New Jersey Coach of the Year after taking the program from the five-win total in her first season to 11 victories in year two.
A native of Mastic Beach, N.Y., Barnes Arico helped lead Stony Brook University to the 1989 NCAA Division III Tournament as a freshman. She spent her final three seasons at Montclair State University, serving as captain during her junior and senior seasons. Barnes Arico led the team to back-to-back ECAC Tournament appearances in 1991 and 1992 and was the team's leading scorer both seasons. A scholar-athlete award recipient, Barnes Arico graduated from Montclair State in 1993 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and health.
Barnes Arico went into teaching after graduation, accepting a position as a physical education and health teacher at the Academy of Saint Aloysius in Jersey City, N.J., during the 1993-94 academic year. She left Saint Aloysius and moved into an identical position at Chatham High School from 1994-96 in Chatham, N.J.
Barnes Arico and her husband, Larry Arico, are the parents of a son, Trevor, and daughters Emma and Cecelia.
Kim Barnes Arico
High School: William Floyd High School
College: Stony Brook University (1988-89) and Montclair State University (1990-93)
Family: Husband, Larry Arico
Children: Son, Trevor (14); Daughters, Emma (10) and Cecelia (8)
Kim Barnes Arico's Coaching Record
|1997-98||New Jersey Institute of Technology||5-21||3-17||NYCAC||First Year Division II|
|1998-99||New Jersey Institute of Technology||11-16||9-12||NYCAC||NYCAC, First Round|
|2001-02||Adelphi||28-3||20-2||ECC||NCAA II, 2nd Round|
|2002-03||St. John's||8-19||2-14||Big East|
|2003-04||St. John's||10-18||4-12||Big East|
|2004-05||St. John's||20-11||7-9||Big East||WNIT, 2nd Round|
|2005-06||St. John's||22-8||11-5||Big East||NCAA, 2nd Round|
|2006-07||St. John's||8-20||4-12||Big East|
|2007-08||St. John's||18-15||7-9||Big East||WNIT, Quarterfinal|
|2008-09||St. John's||19-15||4-12||Big East||WNIT, 3rd Round|
|2009-10||St. John's||24-6||12-4||Big East||NCAA, 2nd Round|
|2010-11||St. John's||22-11||9-7||Big East||NCAA, 2nd Round|
|2011-12||St. John's||24-10||13-3||Big East||NCAA, Sweet 16|
|2012-13||Michigan||22-11||9-7||Big Ten||NCAA, 2nd Round|
|2013-14||Michigan||20-14||8-8||Big Ten||WNIT, 3rd Round|
|2014-15||Michigan||20-15||8-10||Big Ten||WNIT, semifinals|
|2015-16||Michigan||21-14||9-9||Big Ten||WNIT, semifinals|
|TOTALS (19 Seasons)||353-259||170-163|
• Named to the coaching staff of the USA Basketball U18 team (2014)and U19 team (2015)
• Big East Coach of the Year (2006 & 2012)
• Finalist for the USBWA National Coach of the Year (2012)
• MBWA Coach of the Year (2006)
• Basketball Coaches Association of New York Statewide Coach of the Year (2005, 2010, 2011)
• NYCAC Coach of the Year (2000 & 2002)
• NIT/Metro Writers Coach of the Year (2002)
• Nassau County Sports Commission Outstanding Female Coach of the Year (2002)
• Inducted in the William Floyd High School Athletic Hall of Fame (2007)
• Inducted in the Adelphi University Athletic Hall of Fame (2014)
• Led Michigan to most wins in program history (22) and longest win streak (10) in first season
• Only coach in Michigan history with four 20-win seasons
• Coached 2016 consensus All-Big Ten first-teamer and WBCA All-Region honoree (Katelynn Flaherty)
• Coached 11 All-Big Ten selections and two All-Freshman picks
• Coached 2015 Michigan Big Ten Medal of Honor winner (Nicole Elmblad)
• Winningest Head Coach in St. John's History (176 wins)
• Five NCAA Tournament appearances (2006, '10, '11, '12, '13)
• Reached the NCAA Sweet 16 (2012)
• Highest seed in St. John's history (No. 3, 2012)
• Six WNIT appearances (2005, '08, '09, '14, '15, '16)
• Nine consecutive appearances in Big East Tournament (2004-12)
• Coached Big East Freshman of the Year (2009, Da'Shena Stevens)
• Coached 11 All-Big East selections and six All-Rookie Team selections