Clarksburg Honors One of its Own: WVU Coach Mike Carey

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Clarksburg native and WVU Women’s basketball head coach Mike Carey was recognized by the City of Clarksburg with a sign dedication that took place Tuesday. November 28, 2017 within Jackson Square.

Led by Mayor Catherine Goings, she stated, “On behalf of the City of Clarksburg we would like to present you a token of our appreciation for all your recent accomplishments.  We have a sign for you today that we will proudly display on the Hewes Avenue Parking Facility as a permanent fixture to recognize all that you’ve done.”  She continued, “As people enter and leave our City they will see your sign. We are so proud that you are part of Clarksburg.”

Coach Carey stated, “I am very proud to be from this area, when I travel throughout the County I always sell the people.  We have great facilities throughout West Virginia, but it’s the people that are the great ones.”  Carey continued, “I am humbled, honored and appreciative.”

Coach Carey’s career highlights include being the winningest head coach in WVU women’s basketball history (349-182 as of 11/22), seven WNBA players and 2 Olympians.

At WVU, Carey has achieved

  • 11 21-win seasons in 14 years—a school record
  • 11 consecutive postseason appearances—a school record
  • 39 career victories over ranked opponents, including the highest-ranked team in school history and the highest ranked road team in school history
  • Victories over two eventual national runner-ups
  • A 2014 Big 12 Conference regular-season title, four conference championship game appearances;
  • A 2017 Big 12 Conference Tournament title
  • Consecutive NCAA tournament appearances (2007-08, 2010-14 and 2016-17) and 10 trips in 13 years (2004, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017)

Carey and his wife, the former Cheryl Minnix, have four children -- Chris, Chelsy, who is married to former Mountaineer basketball standout Wellington Smith, Craig and Chelby. Chris and his wife, Erica, made Carey a grandpa with sons' Caden Michael and Cameron Christopher. Carey also has one granddaugther, Sloane Alexandria, from his daughter Chelsy and her husband Wellington. 

See the sign unveiling live here