Wendee Saintsing is beginning her 25th season as the women's basketball coach at Barton, where she has compiled more wins than any other hoops coach in school history. She is 418-244 overall (.631).
In 2013-14, Saintsing has been honored with election as chair of the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Committee. She will be the first Barton coach to chair a national committee since the school became an NCAA D-II member.
Saintsing has taken six of her last 10 teams to the NCAA D-II Tournament (2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013). In the last 10 years, her teams have gone 24-6, 15-12, 23-8, 21-8, 19-8, 22-6, 22-6, 26-5, 21-9, and 21-8 for a 214-76 record (.737). Twenty-two of her 24 Bulldog teams have had winning records.
Barton made its third straight trip to the D-II Tournament and posted its fifth straight 20-win season in 2012-13 after recording a 21-8 record that included three regular-season wins over NCAA D-II Tournament participants.
The Lady Bulldogs won a fourth consecutive Conference Carolinas regular season title by claiming the Eastern Division crown in 2011-12 with a 14-3 record in league play. Barton earned its fifth trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament with a 21-win season that included a victory against a top-10 ranked team (Lander University on Nov. 19).
Coach Saintsing led the Lady Bulldogs to a banner season in 2010-11, winning a program-best 26 games. Barton finished 26-5 overall and 18-2 in the conference. Barton claimed its third straight Conference Carolinas regular season title and first Conference Carolinas Tournament crown in the program's NCAA Divsion II era. The Lady Bulldogs qualified for the NCAA Tournament and lost to the eventual national champions in the second round.
Saintsing was selected the Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year for the second straight season in 2010-11.
As of the last NCAA women's basketball record book published before the 2012-13 season, Saintsing ranked 20th among active DII coaches in victories and is 44th in win percentage. She has coached five All-Americans (Karen Edmonds, Michelle McClure, Shemkia Reid, Keauna Vinson and Esty Flores), 20 All-Region players, 46 all-conference selections, nine Conference Players of the Year and three Freshman of the Year.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from High Point University, where she was a dual athlete in volleyball and basketball, and served as assistant coach in both sports her senior year. Both sports competed at the national level with basketball bringing home the national title. She earned her master's degree from Appalachian State University where she was a graduate assistant in volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Daniel Colvin will be entering his 11th season as Barton College assistant women’s basketball coach in 2013-14.
Colvin has been a key contributor to Barton’s greatest decade of women’s basketball. Over the past 10 years, the Lady Bulldogs have posted a winning record every year, and have eight 20-win seasons over that span, including five straight after a 21-8 campaign in 2012-13. Barton’s record during Colvin’s tenure as an assistant is 214-76, a .737 winning percentage.
In addition to his 10 years of work with the Barton women’s program, Colvin also served three seasons with the Bulldog men’s program under head coach Dave Davis. His coaching history includes roles as associate head coach at Craven Community College and assistant coach at East Wake High School, as well as time spent as a girls coach in the AAU ranks.
Colvin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a minor in religion and philosophy from Barton in 1992. While attending Barton, he was a four-year starter on the basketball team, averaging in double-figures for his career.
He earned a Master’s in Education from Arkansas State University at Jonesboro in 2012, and is currently working to fulfill the requirements of a doctorate in education from Fayetteville State University.
Esty Flores will begin her first full season as Barton College women’s basketball assistant coach in 2013-14.
Flores enjoyed a stellar playing career for the Lady Bulldogs between 2007 and 2010, earning all-conference recognition all four seasons and Conference Carolinas Player of the Year honors twice. She was also named Kiwanis Female Athlete of the Year at Barton in both 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Her finest season came in 2008-09, when she averaged better than 20 points per game and ranked among the top 15 nationally in four categories: points per game, free throw percentage, assist-to-turnover ratio and steals per game. The performance helped her become Barton’s fifth women’s basketball player to earn All-American honors. In her career, Flores averaged 16.6 points, 2.7 steals, and 3.7 assists per game while shooting 81.5 percent from the free throw line.
After her playing career was over, Flores volunteered as an assistant coach for AAU and high school teams, and in 2012 served as strength and conditioning intern at Hampton University. She earned her degree in fitness management from Barton in the spring of 2013, and currently serves as Wilson Gym supervisor and as life skills coordinator at Barton in addition to her coaching duties.