• Most wins by a coach through four years in Michigan history
  • Coached 13 All-Big Ten honorees

Kim Barnes Arico

“We want to be the hardest working team in America. That is what I impress upon my team every single day. We want people who want to be the Leaders and Best at what they do because that is what Michigan is about. Our core values of competitive greatness, unity and integrity are what we stand for and how we operate. We put the team first in everything that we do. There are so many people who want to put on a Michigan jersey, but there are very few who get to do it. We know what a privilege it is to represent the Block M and that is why we are striving to be our best in the classroom and on the court.“


Coach Bio

Head coach Kim Barnes Arico is in her fifth season at Michigan after compiling an 83-55 mark through four years in Ann Arbor. She is the only coach in program history to record four straight 20-win seasons and is already fourth on the all-time wins list. In the summer of 2014, Barnes Arico won a gold medal with the USA Basketball U18 national team at the FIBA Americas Championship and will help coach the U19 national team in the summer of 2015. Since coming to Ann Arbor, Barnes Arico has coached 13 All-Big Ten selections, highlighted by consensus first-team pick and WBCA All-America honorable mention Katelynn Flaherty, along with second-teamers Kate Thompson (2013) and Cyesha Goree (2014, 2015). She has coached 19 Academic All-Big Ten honorees and an Academic All-American in Nicole Elmblad (2014, 2015), who was also Michigan's 2015 Medal of Honor recipient. Barnes Arico has made five NCAA appearances, one at Michigan and four at St. John's, winning at least one game in every tournament appearance. Prior to coming to U-M, Barnes Arico spent 10 seasons at St. John's, turning the program into a national contender that ended UConn's 99-game home winning streak in 2012. She and her husband, Larry, have three kids: Trevor, Emma and Cecelia.

Fun Fact

Ran in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon, fulfilling a lifelong dream.

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Coach with USA Basketball
  • 7 Consecutive 20-win seasons
  • 5 NCAA Tournament second round appearances
  • 13 All-Big Ten players in four seasons
  • 99 Home game winning streak by UConn that was snapped by Kim Barnes Arico at St. John's

Assistant Coaches

Melanie Moore

Assistant Coach

Melanie Moore is in her fifth season at Michigan, joining the staff after a successful stint at Princeton. During her time at U-M, Moore has helped 13 players earn All-Big Ten honors. She coached Kate Thompson, who set a Michigan school record with 110 three-pointers in 2012-13, and Hallie Thome, who finished second nationally in field goal percentage (.631) in 2015-16. For her career, Moore has mentored five conference players of the year and 23 all-conference players. Moore scored over 2,000 points and grabbed over 1,000 rebounds during her playing career at Siena College. She also played professionally in Luxembourg and Israel.

Joy McCorvey

Assistant Coach

Joy McCorvey is in her fifth season at Michigan after following head coach Kim Barnes Arico from St. John’s. McCorvey has coached 13 all-conference players at Michigan, led by Cyesha Goree who set the school record for rebounds in a season (367) and is the only player in school history with two 300+ rebound seasons. McCorvey was a four-year letterwinner for Barnes Arico at St. John’s and played professionally for a year in Germany. She graduated as the third-leading rebounder in St. John’s history and started 103 games during her career.

Megan Duffy

Assistant Coach

Megan Duffy is in her third season at Michigan after spending two years at George Washington. She previously worked with head coach Kim Barnes Arico at St. John’s. Duffy has helped Katelynn Flaherty during her two seasons at Michigan, as Flaherty completed the most prolific offensive season in school history as a sophomore with 774 points en route to All-Big Ten honors and All-America honorable mention from the WBCA . She has coached 12 all-conference players during her coaching career and has attended the Nike Villa 7 Consortium for the past three years. Duffy was a four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame, winning the Frances Pomeroy Naismith  Award as a senior and earning Academic All-America honors. She played in the WNBA and overseas for three years following her collegiate career.