Yosinoff reaches another milestone

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Andy Yosinoff has won 800 games in 40-plus seasons at Emmanuel College.
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Andy Yosinoff became the second Division III women's basketball coach in history win 800 games when Emmanuel rallied past Albertus Magnus, 100-85.

Division III WBB Active Coaching Wins

   1) Andy Yosinoff, Emmanuel - 800
   2) Dixie Jeffers, Capital - 702
   3) Connie Tilley, St. Norbert - 677
   4) Michael Durbin, St. Benedict - 666
   5) Judy Blinstrub, Babson - 628

Trailing 49-37 at the break, Emmanuel scored 63 points in the second half to overtake the Falcons. Emmanuel's Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda scored 21 of her team-high 23 points in the second half. Alisha Fox added 20 points off the Saints' bench.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island in 1970, Yosinoff became the Saints head coach in 1978 and has gone 800-271 in 40-plus seasons. He has led Emmanuel to the NCAA Tournament 18 times, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2001. Emmanuel also reached the NCAA Tournament sectional finals in 2012.

Yosinoff joins former University of Scranton head coach Mike Strong in the 800-win club and is closing on Strong's all-time mark. Strong went 815-182 in 34 seasons at Scranton. Across all divisions, there are 14 women's basketball coaches with at least 800 wins.

Emmanuel improves to 12-6, 8-1 in the GNAC, one game back of conference leader St. Joseph's (Maine).