|Awarded for||the top women's basketball coach in the Big West Conference|
|First winner||Sheila Strike-Bolla & Jim Bolla, UNLV|
|Most wins||8, UC Santa Barbara|
|Most recent||Laura Beeman, Hawaii|
The award was first given at the end of the 1983–84 season to husband and wife co-coaches Sheila Strike and Jim Bolla of UNLV. The program with the most awards is UC Santa Barbara with 8, with Mark French's conference-leading 7 awards and Lindsay Gottlieb garnering the award in 2009. Jennifer Gross is the only head coach to win five consecutive coach of the year honors, her most recent being after the 2020–21 season.
Winners by school
|UC Santa Barbara||8||1992, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009|
|UC Davis||7||2008, 2010, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021|
|Hawaii[a]||6||1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2015, 2022|
|Cal State Northridge||3||2005, 2012, 2014|
|UC Riverside||3||2002, 2007, 2016|
|UNLV[b]||3||1984, 1985, 1990|
|Cal State Fullerton||2||1988, 1991|
|Cal Poly||2||2000, 2011|
|UC Irvine||2||1995, 2021|
|Long Beach State||2||1986, 2006|
- Hawaii left the Big West Conference in 1996 to join the Western Athletic Conference, and rejoined the Big West Conference in 2012.
- UNLV left the Big West Conference for the Mountain West Conference in 1996.
- Idaho left the Big West Conference for the Western Athletic Conference in 2005 and are currently a member of the Big Sky Conference.
- North Texas left the Big West Conference for the Western Athletic Conference in 2000 and are currently a member of Conference USA.
- Pacific left the Big West Conference for the West Coast Conference in 2013.
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- "The Big West Announces 2021-22 Women's Basketball All-Conference Team". Big West Conference. Retrieved 13 June 2022.