According to the university, Indiana State head coach Joey Wells has resigned after a 2-11 start to the season.
"After meeting with him this morning Joey Wells has submitted his resignation as head women's basketball coach," Athletic Director Sherard Clinkscales said. "The team's competitive performance over the past three years and specifically its performance over the last year and half have not shown the progress that either Coach Wells or I had hoped. I appreciate the contributions he has made to this program during the last six years. He and his wife, Tina, are valued members of the Terre Haute community. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors.”
Effective immediately, the team’s interim head coach will be assistant coach Josh Keister.
"Situations such as this are always challenging for all involved parties, especially our student-athletes," Clinkscales added. "Thus, to ensure a smooth transition, I have appointed Assistant Coach Josh Keister as the interim head coach. Assistant coaches Janet Eaton and Evan Dodd will remain on the staff for the remainder of the season. I have already spoken to the team; they are well aware that 16 games and the MVC Tournament have yet to be played. They are eager to finish the conference season strong and make a push for the tournament championship."
In the meantime, Clinkscales said “the search process will begin immediately," in regards to finding a new head coach.
Keister will coach his first game as acting head coach later this week when Indiana State welcomes Evanville to town on Friday (Jan. 5).