When Terri Patraw took over as head coach, she inherited a team that had never recorded a winning season nor qualified for postseason play.
However, from day one she vowed that she would turn the University of Nevada
Under the direction of head coach Terri Patraw, Nevada turned in the best season in school history in 2005 with an 11-7-2 overall record. That marked an improvement of 8.5 games from the team's 2-15-1 mark in 2004.
In addition to setting the school record for victories in a single season, the 2005 Wolf Pack squad turned in the program's best WAC record, tying for second in the league standings with a 4-2-1 mark and earning a berth in the postseason WAC Tournament for the first time in school history.
In 2006, Patraw led Nevada to its first conference championship, its first NCAA tournament appearance, and a program best record (13-5-4).
Patraw is the only coach in program history to lead the Nevada Wolf Pack to a winning season.