Mar 8, 2013
Clemson Fires Women’s Basketball Coach

The Associated Press

http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9031646/clemson-tigers-fires-women-basketball-coach-itoro-coleman

Clemson fired women’s basketball coach Itoro Coleman on Friday after the Tigers’ former point guard failed to return the team to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference in her three-year tenure.

Coleman was 25-63 and 10-38 in the ACC over three seasons, and the Tigers ended a ninth straight losing season Thursday with a 56-45 loss to North Carolina State in the opening round of the ACC tournament.

“After an evaluation of the program, it is time to make a change. We will begin a national coaching search immediately, athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a statement.

Clemson was once a power in women’s basketball, making the NCAA tournament in 14 of 15 seasons. But the run ended in 2002, and the Tigers haven’t been back since.

Coleman recruited talent to Clemson, but struggled to keep players. Freshman Jonquel Jones and Danaejah Grant each played significant minutes for the Tigers to start this season, but both left the team asking for transfers before ACC play began. Sophomore Chelsea Lindsay, who started 33 of her 36 games with Clemson, also asked for a transfer in the middle of the season.

, Clemson Fires Women’s Basketball Coach

The Associated Press

http://espn.go.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9031646/clemson-tigers-fires-women-basketball-coach-itoro-coleman

Clemson fired women’s basketball coach Itoro Coleman on Friday after the Tigers’ former point guard failed to return the team to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference in her three-year tenure.

Coleman was 25-63 and 10-38 in the ACC over three seasons, and the Tigers ended a ninth straight losing season Thursday with a 56-45 loss to North Carolina State in the opening round of the ACC tournament.

After an evaluation of the program, it is time to make a change. We will begin a national coaching search immediately, ” athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a statement.

Clemson was once a power in women’s basketball, making the NCAA tournament in 14 of 15 seasons. But the run ended in 2002, and the Tigers haven’t been back since.

Coleman recruited talent to Clemson, but struggled to keep players. Freshman Jonquel Jones and Danaejah Grant each played significant minutes for the Tigers to start this season, but both left the team asking for transfers before ACC play began. Sophomore Chelsea Lindsay, who started 33 of her 36 games with Clemson, also asked for a transfer in the middle of the season.






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