CLEMSON, SC - Clemson Hall of Fame Women’s Basketball Coach Annie Tribble was presented with two awards on Tuesday, one from the city of Clemson and one from the Clemson Athletic Department.
First, Tribble was presented with the Key to the City of Clemson. Then she was presented with a plaque that named the Clemson Head Women’s Basketball Coaches Office in her honor. Both awards were presented by Bill D’Andrea, the director of the Tiger Letterman’s Association.
“Annie Tribble is a legend in Clemson athletics and is very deserving of these two honors,” said D’Andrea. “She blazed the trail in women’s athletics at Clemson and has meant so much to the Clemson athletics and the university community.”
In addition to being a member of the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, Tribble is also a member of the State of South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.
Tribble served as Clemson’s women’s basketball coach from the 1976-77 season through the 1986-87 season. In her 11 years she led the Lady Tigers to at least 20 wins seven times. The Lady Tigers advanced to postseason play seven times, including the inaugural NCAA Tournament in 1982.
Tribble had a record of 200-135 for her 11 seasons at Clemson and had 22 wins over top 25 teams, including a victories over seventh-ranked Tennessee, 13th ranked South Carolina, and second-ranked Old Dominion in a two-week period during the winter of 1981. Clemson won the ACC Regular season title that year, the first ACC championship of any kind in Clemson basketball history.
Tribble, who coached Anderson College to three National Championships before coming to Clemson, brought Barbara Kennedy to Clemson in 1978. Kennedy went on to become the ACC’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, marks she still holds today.