The ACC Coach of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013, head coach Joanne P. McCallie enters her 12th season at the helm of the Blue Devils’ program.
In just 11 years, Coach P has guided the program to a 302-80 overall record, a 132-38 mark in ACC action and 10 NCAA Tournament selections, including a No. 1 seed in 2009 and four straight Elite Eight appearances from 2010-13. She led Duke to four consecutive ACC regular season titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and three ACC Championships in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
On the recruiting trail, McCallie brought in back-to-back No. 1 classes in 2010 and 2011, as well as the No. 1 class in 2015. She secured the No. 2 classes in 2013 and 2014. Duke has also signed 15 different players who have played in the McDonald’s All-America game, including nine over the last eight years.
McCallie reached another milestone this past season becoming the 15th fastest coach in NCAA history to reach the 600-win mark in 2017-18, doing it in only 821 contests.
Hernando Planells joined the Duke women's basketball program in 2012 and serves as an associate head coach for the Blue Devils.
Planells was promoted from director of relations to assistant coach over the summer of 2013 and then was elevated to associate head coach in the summer of 2016.
He coaches the post players and serves as one of two recruiting coordinators with Haynes.
Since joining the coaching staff, Planells has made an immediate impact, landing the No. 1 class in 2015 with the signing of Angela Salvadores, Kyra Lambert, Crystal Primm, Haley Gorecki and Faith Suggs. He also helped land the No. 2 overall recruiting class in the nation in 2014 with the addition of McDonald's All-America selection Lyneé Belton, along with Erin Mathias and Azurá Stevens.
Rene Haynes joined the Blue Devil women’s basketball program in 2014 and serves as an assistant coach.
Haynes, who spent the previous two years as an assistant coach at Western Michigan, reunited with McCallie after playing for Coach P from 2003-07 with Michigan State. She coaches the guards and assists Hernando Planells on the recruiting trail.
In her first year with the Blue Devils, Haynes helped land the No. 1 rated recruiting class in the nation with the signing of Angela Salvadores, Kyra Lambert, Crystal Primm, Haley Gorecki and Faith Suggs. She helped add McDonald’s All-America Leaonna Odom in 2017 as well.
At Western Michigan from 2012-14, Haynes assisted in recruiting, player development, equipment liaison and was the summer camps coordinator for the Broncos. She supported in all areas of recruiting, including unofficial and official visit scheduling and preparation. Haynes worked with the point guards, implementing individual and team workouts, to improve guard production.
Sam Miller joined the Duke women’s basketball program in 2016 and serves as an assistant coach.
Miller joined Duke during the second half of the 2015-16 season as the video coordinator and held the same position in 2016-17. He was elevated to assistant coach over the summer of 2017.
Prior to his arrival in Durham, Miller racked up a wealth of experience in basketball operations. He served as a graduate assistant for men’s basketball at Western Michigan University from 2011-13. With the Broncos, he assembled scouting reports for game preparation, took part in team practices and individual workouts and played a role in implementing new video software.
In 2013-14, Miller spent time with the Erie BayHawks, the NBA Developmental League affiliate for the Orlando Magic, as a basketball operations/video assistant. Throughout his tenure with the organization, he played a supporting role in player development, scouting, data analysis, team travel, and, mainly, video editing for scouting and player development purposes. Specifically, his responsibilities included live-logging each game, editing opponent video for scouts, and tracking player tendencies. He also handled special projects regarding potential player call-ups to the NBA.