The ACC Coach of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2013, head coach Joanne P. McCallie enters her 10th season at the helm of the Blue Devils’ program.
In just nine years, Coach P has guided the program to a 245-65 overall record, a 108-30 mark in ACC action and eight 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 14 different players who have played in the McDonald’s All-America game, including eight over the last six years.
Coming off totaling a 20-12 record a year ago in a season where injuries set back the Blue Devils, Duke is primed for another successful season with the addition of All-America transfer Lexie Brown.
Hernando Planells enters his fifth season on the women’s basketball staff and the first 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 guards along with Rene Haynes 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 enters her third season as assistant coach at Duke University, after being reunited with her former Michigan State head coach Joanne P. McCallie over the summer of 2014.
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 this past year.
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.