Steve Kaplowitz.

UTEP Miners Woman's basketball coach Keitha Adams has been named the Conference USA coach of the year. Adams lead the Miners to their third C-USA regular season conference championship this season. The announcement was a part of the conference's specialty awards which featured Starr Breedlove being named Newcomer of the Year, and Sparkle Taylor winning the Sixth Player of the Year award.

Adams has lead UTEP to six 20-win seasons, and for the sixth time in her career the Miners have finished in the top-100 in RPI rankings and for the first time since 2008, she got UTEP into the top 25.

The Miners are the number one seed in the C-USA tournament and will face either Southern Miss. or UAB in the C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday at 10 a.m. and you can hear the game on 600 ESPN El Paso and at 600espnelpaso.com.