Kim Cameron begins her seventh season at Michigan Tech in 2016-17 and is the first Division II head coach in Tech history to lead a team to a national title game appearance (2011). Tech’s historic run through the NCAA Tournament came just months after Cameron was appointed to the position on June 17, 2010.
The 2011 and 2015 GLIAC and 2011 WBCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year has accumulated 138 wins in her first six seasons on the job. Her winning percentage (.780) is the best of any coach in the program’s history, a list that includes three Michigan Tech Sports Hall of Famers (Cheryl DePuydt, Kevin Borseth and Darla Olson).
The 2014-15 squad accumulated 20 conference wins to claim the program's 13th league title. The Black and Gold hosted and won the GLIAC Tournament before hosting the NCAA Midwest Regional, where they suffered just their third loss of the season in the regional semifinal. The Huskies 28 wins was the fourth-most in school history.
The 2010-11 team vastly exceeded all expectations. Not only did the Huskies compile a 31-3 record (.912 winning percentage), they did so with a group of players that began the season with a combined 12 games of starting experience between them.
Tech won the GLIAC North Division with a school-record-best .947 winning percentage (18-1) before claiming the GLIAC Tournament title. The Huskies also won a third consecutive NCAA Midwest Regional crown before defeating No. 1-ranked Arkansas Tech and No. 18-ranked Northwest Missouri State at the Elite Eight. Along the way, Cameron’s 2010-11 team set school records for consecutive wins (18) and home wins (18).
Cameron led the 2012-13 team to a GLIAC North Division Titles and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Midwest Regional before falling to the eventual national champion.
Prior to Cameron being named head coach, she spent five years as assistant coach at Tech, helping the Huskies to 119 wins and two NCAA Elite Eight appearances. She coordinated the program’s recruiting, scouting and travel during that time, and the Huskies won 76.8 percent of their games. They claimed three GLIAC North Division titles, advanced to the NCAA Tournament four times and cut down the nets for two NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.
Cameron graduated from Michigan Tech in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The Alpena, Mich., native earned four letters as a player for the Huskies from 2001-05, helping the squad to a 71-42 record in her four years and a trip to the NCAA Tournament as a senior.
She is the eighth head coach in the program’s 41-year history.