Pam Borton

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Pam Borton
Biographical details
Born (1965-08-22) August 22, 1965 (age 57)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
2004 Women's College Basketball Final Four

Winningest basketball coach at the University of Minnesota

Two-Time Naismith National Coach of the Year Nominee

New England National Coach of the Year

Pam Borton (born August 22, 1965)[1] is a former Final Four women's basketball coach, most recently at the University of Minnesota. She took over following the resignation of Brenda Frese in 2002.

As the head coach for the Gophers, she had a record of 236-152 and an overall career record as a head coach of 305-198. She is the winningest head coach in the program history at the University of Minnesota.[citation needed] Previously, Borton was the head coach at the University of Vermont from 1993 to 1997 and was an assistant at Boston College from 1998 to 2002, where she served as associate head coach for her last two seasons.

Borton led Minnesota to its first Final Four appearance in 2004, an elite eight, three straight Sweet 16’s numerous NCAA appearances.

In 2014, she founded Pam Borton Partners, an executive coaching and consulting firm. She has an advanced degree in personal and executive coaching from the College of Executive Coaching in Santa Barbara, CA. She is an ICF Senior Executive Coach, leadership expert, facilitator, professional speaker and Author.

In 2011, she founded TeamWomen, a premiere professional women’s organization in the Twin Cities, focused on professional development, mentoring, leadership, networking and women supporting women.

In 2015, she also founded Empower. Empower is a leadership academy for girls in grades 5-12. The mission is to develop, inspire, and develop our next generation of leaders.

In 2014, influential community and campus leaders raised over $150,000 for an endowment in Pam Borton's name. This endowment is housed in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota to promote leadership for women and girls in a sport context. It's the only endowment of its kind in the world.

Pam Borton authored a leadership book, ON Point: A Coaches Game Plan to Life, Leadership and Performance with Grace Under Fire. She has a rare combination of real executive experience in the sports world building high performance teams, and now an ICF Senior Executive Coach, professional speaker and facilitator. She is also certified in positive psychology and well-being, EQ-i 2.0 emotional intelligence, HRG resilience and a certified global team coach. She is a National-Board Certified Health and Wellness coach, by the national board of medical examiners (NBME).

She is currently working on her second book developing the corporate athlete's resilience and mental toughness. Book release is expected in 2021.

Head coaching record[edit]

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Vermont (America East Conference) (1993–1997)
1993–94 Vermont 19-11 9-5 3rd NCAA First Round
1994–95 Vermont 11-16 9-7 5th
1995–96 Vermont 18-11 13-5 2nd
1996–97 Vermont 21-8 14-4 T-2nd
Vermont: 69-46 (.600) 45-21 (.682)
Minnesota (Big Ten Conference) (2002–present)
2002–03 Minnesota 25-6 12-4 T-2nd NCAA Sweet 16
2003–04 Minnesota 25-9 9-7 6th NCAA Final Four
2004–05 Minnesota 26-8 12-4 4th NCAA Sweet 16
2005–06 Minnesota 19-10 11-5 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2006–07 Minnesota 17-16 7-9 T-5th WNIT Second Round
2007–08 Minnesota 20-12 11-7 T-3rd NCAA First Round
2008–09 Minnesota 20-12 11-7 T-5th NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Minnesota 13-17 6-12 11th
2010–11 Minnesota 12-18 4-12 9th
2011–12 Minnesota 19-17 6-10 8th WBI Champions
2012–13 Minnesota 18-14 7-9 T-8th WNIT First Round
2013–14 Minnesota 22-13 8-8 T-6th WNIT Third Round
Minnesota: 236-152 (.608) 104-94 (.525)
Total: 305-198 (.606)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 25 Sep 2015.

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