Women’s basketball coach not returning

Women’s basketball coach not returning

Women’s basketball head coach Willette White resigned yesterday after six seasons of leading the Huskies.

“Coach White was making progress with the team,” Athletics Director Dave O’Brien said. “I’m just hopeful now to find another coach who will continue to make progress.”

White compiled a 64-109 record since the 2000-01 season, which included the transition from America East to the Colonial Athletic Association. The team struggled this season despite a veteran squad, going 8-21 (3-15 CAA) during the regular season. The Huskies did well in the playoffs, upsetting No. 6 UNC-Wilmington before losing in the quarterfinals.

“[Her resignation] caught us by surprise,” O’Brien said. “We’ll focus our efforts with trying to find someone who could lead us to success in the Colonial.”

The Huskies reached the .500 plateau once under White, in 2003-04 when the team went 15-15. The administration must now begin the long process of finding White’s successor.

“I think it’s always important to talk to people in the program,” O’Brien said. “It’s important to talk to those around the program, sports information and conditioning coaches, to get a good feel as to what is going on in the program and see what the strengths and weaknesses are.”

White was unavailable for comment.

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