Tracey Dorow was named the seventh head women’s basketball coach in program history in April of 2012.
Dorow arrived at Valpo after spending 14 seasons as the head coach at Ferris State University, guiding the Bulldogs to four NCAA Division II Tournament appearances, two Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division championships, and four 20-win seasons.
In her 14 seasons at Ferris State, Dorow compiled a 232-163 (.587) record, including a 23-7 mark in 2011-2012 while guiding the Bulldogs to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The all-time winningest coach in FSU history, she led her squad to the Sweet Sixteen in 2007.
The GLIAC Coach of the Year in 2003-2004, Dorow had five players earn a total of seven All-American honors and had seven players tally 10 total All-Region Team accolades. Dorow’s student-athletes also excelled in the classroom, as three times she has led a First Team Academic All-American and 14 times her players have earned Academic All-District honors. A total of 39 different players had earned GLIAC All-Academic selections entering her final season.
Dorow began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Lake Michigan Community College in Benton Harbor, Mich. where she helped lead the Indians to a 69-22 record in three seasons, winning two Western Collegiate Conference titles.
A collegiate player at Illinois State from 1990-1992, she led the Redbirds in assists as a sophomore while finishing seventh in the Gateway Conference that same season. After transferring to Northern Michigan University for the 1993-1994 season, she earned Newcomer of the Year and Best Defensive Player honors for the Wildcats.
Dorow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from Western Michigan University in 1996 and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Indianapolis in 2003 in curriculum and instruction.