Becca Bestul is in her seventh season as assistant women’s basketball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2016-2017. She has been with the program since 2000, when she was a player for Tonja Englund.
The Bludoglds finish of their 2015-2016 season placing fifth in the WIAC with a 8-6 record, and a 14-13 record overall.
In 2012 the team (with Bestul) won the WIAC Conference Championship and made an NCAA tournament appearance.
While playing for Englund, Bestul led the Blugolds to a 32-2 season and 16-0 WIAC Championship, taking third place in the NCAA in 2002-2003. She was a Josten’s National Player of the Year Finalist, Academic All-American, Honorable Mention All-American, and Judy Kruckman WIAC Scholar Athlete. Bestul played on the 2001 WIAC Championship team.
She graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2005 with her bachelor’s degree in biology education with a coaching minor. She received her master of science in natural resources (environmental education) degree from Steven’s Point in 2010.
She teaches science at Eau Claire North High School and specializes in Environmental Science and Biology.
Bestul also coaches track and field and summer strength and conditioning at Eau Claire North High School.
"As a proud UWEC alumnus, I now have the opportunity to coach in a dynamic program under an amazing head coach. As a local product from Chippewa Falls, the community embraced me as a player from the beginning, and continues to show the same support for the young women that develop into strong leaders as members of this program." –Becca Bestul