Coach Moir Named National Basketball Coach of the Year

Coach Donna Bender Moir

Donna Bender Moir, SHA ‘79

2019-20 National Girls Basketball Coach of the Year


The National Federation of State High School Associations selected SHA’s own Donna Bender Moir, Athletic Director and Varsity Basketball Coach as the National Girls Basketball Coach of the Year! The award designates Coach Moir among the most elite coaches in the country, as well as the state and sectional coach of the year. Coach Moir was selected as the recipient of all three awards for her coaching performance in the 2019-20 school year, lifetime win/loss record, community involvement, school involvement, and philosophy of coaching.


As the head basketball coach, Moir became the first woman in the state to win the basketball championship as a player (1976) and as a coach (2002, 2003, 2004). Coach Moir is a member of the KY High School Basketball Hall of Fame, the Metro Athletic Directors Hall of Fame, the KY Athletic Hall of Fame, the Louisville Catholic Sports Hall of Fame, and the Valkyrie Hall of Fame. 


We are so proud of Coach Moir and grateful for her leadership and example. She is most deserving of this national honor!