BVU Athletics

Janet Berry

Janet Berry

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Head Women's Basketball Coach

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21tst year at BVU
Kloster Suite - Byrne Office #L-10E
712.749.2137 berry@bvu.edu

Janet Berry joined Buena Vista in 1992 as the head women's basketball coach and will enter her 22nd year at the helm in 2013-14. She'll enter the campaign with an overall career record of 331-219, including a 215-137 mark during Iowa Conference games.

A five-time Iowa Conference Coach of the Year, Coach Berry's squads have won at least 17 games in seven of the last 11 seasons. BVU has ranked either first or second in the IIAC in scoring offense in seven of the last nine seasons, while ranking in the top-three in field goal shooting in five of the last seven years. The team has missed the Iowa Conference Tournament just twice since the event was started in 1998-99.

Berry's squads have also consistently performed well in the classroom. Eight years ago, the team topped the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for NCAA III. The award recognizes the nation's highest team grade point averages for the past season based upon nominations submitted by WBCA-member head coaches. She has had four of her players win NCAA post-graduate scholarships.

Berry attended Iowa State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education and received her master's degree from Mankato State University, Mankato, Minn. Berry is also an assistant professor of exercise science at BVU.

Janet and her husband, Steve, are the parents of two sons, Blake and Brock.

Some of Berry's Accomplishments

Berry's overall record at Buena Vista

1992-93 8-17, 7-9 in IIAC
1993-94 12-13, 7-9 in IIAC
1994-95 18-7, 12-4 in IIAC
1995-96 19-7, 13-3 in IIAC
1996-97 23-5, 14-2 in IIAC
1997-98 18-7, 15-5 in IIAC
1998-99 13-12, 11-7 in IIAC
1999-00 12-13, 11-9 in IIAC
2000-01 11-14, 10-10 in IIAC
2001-02 9-17, 5-13 in IIAC
2002-03 19-8, 13-5 in IIAC
2003-04 27-3, 15-1 in IIAC
2004-05 25-3. 16-0 in IIAC
2005-06 17-10, 11-5 in IIAC
2006-07 17-10, 9-7 in IIAC
2007-08 13-13, 7-9 in IIAC
2008-09 18-9, 10-6 in IIAC
2009-2010 17-10, 10-6 in IIAC
2010-2011 12-14, 8-8 in IIAC
2011-2012 11-14, 6-10 in IIAC
2012-2013 12-13, 5-9 in IIAC
TOTAL 331-219, 215-137 in IIAC

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