She was selected as the head coach for the U.S. women’s Olympic team in 1992, winning the bronze medal at Barcelona. In 2007 she was presented the Eckman Award by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, an organization she served as president for two years.
Raveling was a star player at Villanova before getting into coaching as an assistant to Lefty Driesell at Maryland. He was head coach at Washington State, Iowa and Southern California from 1972-1994, amassing 337 victories and six NCAA tournament appearances.
Raveling became Nike’s director of international basketball when he retired in 1994. He has written books on basketball and served as an analyst on college broadcasts. In 2013 he received the John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Previous winners of the Lapchick Award, which was first presented in 2008, include Naismith Hall of Famers Lou Carnesecca, Dean Smith, Pat Summitt, John Thompson, Bob Hurley Sr., Pete Carril, Jody Conradt, Rush, Morgan Wootten, Pete Newell, C.M. Newton and the late Kay Yow.