Wichita State has decided to fire head coach Jody Adams-Birch, multiple sources have confirmed to Swish Appeal.
Earlier this week on Tuesday, the university had announced they sidelined Adams-Birch for the Shockers next two games, as she was being investigated for information given to the athletic director following players leaving the program — as well as the team boycotting practice.
This was not the first time she was investigated by the university. During the spring of 2015, she also was looked at for having an environment that was mistreating her players. However, following the investigation, Adams-Birch retained her position.
As reported by Pensacola News Journal, Linda Hargrove will replace Adams-Birch for the remainder of the season. Hargrove coached Wichita State back in 1989-1998.
Adams-Birch coached the Shockers for nine seasons. Before she took over as head coach, Wichita State had never won the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) or made the NCAA Tournament.
It was during her tenure, that the Shockers appeared in two consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament, won three MVC regular-season championships as well as won the conference tournament titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015. She leaves the program as the school’s all-time winningest coach.