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Maine removes interim tag, signs Amy Vachon to 4-year deal

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"Amy has done an outstanding job during the last 15 months, and she has earned the opportunity to be the permanent head coach of the women's basketball team," says UMaine Director of Athletics Karlton Creech. "After taking over the program under adverse conditions, Amy led our student-athletes to continued success academically and athletically. The championship-level performance of the program under Amy's leadership has been more than impressive."

Maine Athletics

WNBA: Connecticut's Miller adds familiar face to staff

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"I am so excited to be reunited with my longtime and talented assistant coach," Miller said. "We have a fantastic relationship and helped build two programs during our 13 years together at the collegiate level. Brandi is widely considered one of the elite assistant coaches in the country. She has tremendous work ethic and is the best multi-tasker I have been around in my coaching career."

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller

No. 20 Kentucky gets 'whipped' by FGCU

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"What a terrific team and they came out with tremendous passion and desire and wanted the game very badly," Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell said. "So you have to give them all the credit. They really were well-prepared, well-coached, executed awesome. And just whipped us tonight."

Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell via the Naples Daily News

Anonymous WNBA coach: Asia Durr is 'pro ready now'

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Unstoppable scoring machine. The best underclassman guard in the nation -- she is pro ready now!

Anonymous WNBA coach on Asia Durr after watching her live against Ohio State.

USC called out by prominent CA coach

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"How does Washington hire someone within a few weeks and USC job still open? The fact the job is still open shows how bad USC has mangled the situation. And where there is smoke, there is fire."

Anonymous prominent, longtime California coach on USC's "terrible" 42-day search

NAU names Loree Payne head coach

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"We are thrilled Loree is joining the Lumberjack family," Campos said. "Through the interview process, it became clear she shares the same values and goals as the NAU Athletics department. Loree is a leader who operates with integrity and high ethical standards. She has a passion for developing student-athletes in the classroom, in the community and on the court. Loree's competitive spirit, drive and commitment to the student-athlete experience will serve our department and the women's basketball program well."

NAU Athletics

News: Southeast Missouri Ty Margenthaler resigns

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"Coach Margenthaler and I met and decided that it was in the best interests of the program that he step aside," Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt said. "While he came to our program at a difficult time with back-to-back 21-loss seasons, the program has not rebounded as much as we had both hoped. We appreciate Ty's efforts and we wish him and his family well in the future."

Southeast Missouri Athletics

News: Western Carolina fires Karen Middleton

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"I want to thank Karen for all of the hard work she and her staff did representing Western Carolina over the last six years," said Eaton. "She consistently recruited quality young ladies and always placed emphasis on the `student' in the student-athletes she brought to our campus."

Western Carolina Athletics

News: Carrie Daniels let go as coach of Austin Peay

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"Basketball is an important part of Austin Peay State University Athletics Department's overall identity and is a critical focus of our strategic growth in the next few years," said Athletics Director Derek van der Merwe, who extended Daniels' contract one year after the 2013-14 season's 9-20 record. "Our University and its students, faculty, fans and alum want a sustained culture of excellence across all of our sport programs. Today, we are going to take another step to position Governors Athletics for success.

Austin Peay Athletics

News: Georgia Southern fires Chriz Vozab

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"I want to thank Chris Vozab and her family for their service and dedication to Georgia Southern University," said Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein."

Georgia Southern Athletics