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Calabria reaches 400 wins

Date: 1/25/2011

Alvernia University women’s basketball head coach Kevin Calabria earned his 400th career victory with a 73-53 win at Lycoming College on January 22, 2011, in Commonwealth Conference action.

Calabria, a Holy Name High School graduate, has a career record of 400-196 (a .671 winning percentage). He was inducted into Holy Name’s athletics hall of fame last year.

Calabria, the only head coach in the 22-year history of the Alvernia women's program, has had just one losing season: 10-11 in his first season, 1989-90. He has led the Crusaders to six conference titles, an ECAC title and six berths in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Calabria becomes the 35th coach in Division III history and the 27th active to reach 400 career victories. He is the third active coach in the Commonwealth Conference to reach 400 career wins joining Elizabethtown College head coach Yvonne Kauffman (668 wins through Saturday) and Messiah's Mike Miller (462).

His 100th career victory was reached on January 21, 1995, with a 69-44 win over Neumann University. He reached 200 career wins with a 66-52 win at Marywood on January 12, 2000, and hit 300 with an 85-64 win over Immaculata on January 29, 2005.

Click here to read more about Coach Kevin Calabria.

  • History: Established as a private four-year liberal arts college in 1958, Alvernia celebrated its 50th year by being awarded university status in 2008.
  • Heritage: Founded by the Bernardine Sisters, a Catholic religious order, the university embraces the Franciscan core values of service, humility, collegiality, contemplation and peacemaking.
  • Motto: “To Learn, To Love, To Serve”
  • Campus: The main campus in Reading is 121 acres, with two satellite campuses in Philadelphia and Pottsville (Schuylkill County).
  • Location: Our residential campus is situated three miles from center-city Reading, in the scenic Blue Mountain area of Eastern Pennsylvania.
  • Enrollment: 3,000 students attend Alvernia including 1,500 traditional undergraduates, 600 continuing education students, and 780 graduate students. Over 77% of first-year students live on campus.
  • Faculty: Our professors are accomplished scholars, experts in their fields, and supportive mentors. The student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Most classes are 20 students or fewer.
  • Athletics: NCAA Division III, member of the Commonwealth Conference of the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation and member of Eastern College Athletic Conference, 8 men’s and 10 women’s intercollegiate sports.