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Sport(s)  Women's basketball
1987–1988  Georgia Tech (asst.)
1977  North Carolina
Name  Agnus Berenato
1981  Holy Cross High School
Role  Basketball Coach
1982–1985  Rider University

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Born  December 9, 1956 (age 59) Gloucester City, New Jersey (1956-12-09)
1978-1980  Mount St. Mary's University
Education  Gloucester Catholic High School, Mount St. Mary's University

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Agnus Berenato (born Agnus McGlade on December 9, 1956), is the head coach of Kennesaw State University and was the head women's basketball coach at Rider University from 1982 to 1985, Georgia Tech from 1989 to 2003, and the University of Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2013. She is the all-time wins leader among women's basketball head coaches at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Early life and education

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Berenato is the eighth of ten children born to Peter and Theresa McGlade. She grew up in Gloucester City, New Jersey, and attended Gloucester Catholic High School, where she played on three state championship teams. Berenato is the elder sister of former Georgia Tech Head Coach and Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner Bernadette McGlade.

Rider University

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From 1982 to 1985, she served as the head women's basketball coach at Rider. During her time at Rider, she also coached Rider's women's volleyball team posting a 66-51 record in four seasons.

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She has also been elected into the Camden County, Rider University, and Mount Saint Mary's University Sports Hall of Fames.

Georgia Tech

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Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, she served as the head women's basketball coach for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from 1989 to 2003, where she compiled a 223-209 record with appearances in the 1993 and 2003 NCAA Tournaments.

University of Pittsburgh

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During her tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, the Panthers women's basketball enjoyed the most successful era in its history to date. She led Pitt to a WNIT final four in 2005 and the school's first ever women's NCAA tournament appearance in 2006. The Panthers concluded the season at 24-9, including a first round win over James Madison.

During the 2007 season, Berenato led the Pitt women to their first ever win over an opponent ranked in the top 10, first ever Sweet Sixteen appearance, and first ever final ranking in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll (#16). Success continued in 2009 as she led the Panthers to their second straight Sweet 16 appearance and broke a school record for victories. In 2010, she led Pitt to its fifth straight post-season appearance, a first round loss in the WNIT. With her 159th win at Pitt on December 20, 2012, Berenato broke the all-time record for wins among women's basketball head coaches at the university. However, following back-to-back winless seasons in the Big East Conference in 2012 and 2013, the university announced on April 1, 2013 that she would not return to coach at the university. Berenato finished with a 161-149 (.519) record in 10 seasons at Pitt.

While at Pitt, Berenato was a two time Dapper Dan Sportswomen of the Year, winning the honor in 2005 and 2007.

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