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Vanderbilt fires Melanie Balcomb

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Melanie Balcomb will no longer be the head coach for Vanderbilt.

Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

Melanie Balcomb has been fired as the head coach at Vanderbilt University, sources confirm to Swish Appeal.

Balcomb has been the coach at Vanderbilt for the past 14 seasons. During her career there, she took the Commodores to the NCAA tournament her first 12 years, however, the last two they have not appeared in any postseason tournament.

Overall, she leaves the Commodores with a final record of 310-149 and 120-90 in SEC play. Balcomb is the school's all-time leader in victories. She also led Vanderbilt to three SEC Tournament Championships, four Sweet 16 trips, and eight top-25 finishes during her tenure.

During her time with the Commodores, she coached nine WNBA players that were drafted, a WNBCA National Defensive Player of the Year in Jennifer Risper and Christina Foggie a two-time SEC scoring champion.

Before coming to Vanderbilt, Balcomb was the head coach at Xavier (1995-2002) where she won coach of the year (2001) and was the Naismith, ESPN Coach of the Year finalist; Ashland (1993-95) and two assistant coaching stints at Providence (1990-1993) and Ohio (1989-1990).