Penn State hires Kieger as women's basketball coach

Penn State has hired Carolyn Kieger as its women's basketball coach after she led Marquette to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments.

Kieger, a 2006 Marquette graduate, was 99-64 in five seasons with the Golden Eagles. The team reached the round of 32 the past two seasons, falling 78-76 to Texas A&M this year and finishing the season 27-8. Marquette went 76-26 the past three years, winning two Big East regular-season championships and a Big East Tournament title.

Kieger, a native of Roseville, Minnesota, spent six seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Miami before landing the job at Marquette.

Her hire is subject to approval by Penn State trustees, but the school scheduled an introductory news conference for Friday.

Kieger will replace Coquese Washington, who departed last month after going 209-169 and making four NCAA Tournament appearances in 12 seasons.

Associated Press

April 3, 2019

Women's Basketball
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  DeUnna Hendrix named Miami of Ohio women's basketball head coach
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  Brooks Williams named Louisiana-Monroe coach
  Kellie Harper named Tennessee womens basketball head coach
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  Baylor 82, Notre Dame 81
  Arizona wins WNIT, topping Northwestern 56-42
  Notre Dame 81, Connecticut 76
  Baylor 72, Oregon 67
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  Baylor 85, Iowa 53
  Oregon 88, Mississippi State 84
  Connecticut 80, Louisville 73
  Stanford 55, Missouri State 46
  Notre Dame 87, Texas A&M 80
  Baylor 93, South Carolina 68
  Iowa 79, NC State 61
  Oregon 63, South Dakota State 53
  Louisville 61, Oregon State 44
  Mississippi State 73, Arizona State 53
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