Kathy McConnell-Miller was dismissed from her duties as head coach of the women’s basketball team following a 13-17 season.
Athletic director Mike Bohn announced his decision on Monday afternoon via a news release. Bohn said the creation of a search committee is first on the list as the university begins searching for a replacement coach.
McConnell-Miller departs CU with an overall record of 65-88 with a 20-60 record in the Big 12. Her final game as head coach saw her Buffs lose to Big 12 powerhouses and NCAA tournament favorites Baylor 72-65 in Kansas City, Mo. on March 11.
The Buffs most successful season with McConnell-Miller at the reigns was their 2007-08 campaign, which saw the Buffaloes stretch in the post-season reach the semifinals of the NIT. Colorado closed the season with a 19-15 record.
Hired as the sixth head coach of the 30-year history of Colorado women’s basketball, her current contract was scheduled to run through the 2012-13 season.
According to the news release, representatives of the university and McConnell-Miller are currently discussing any issues pertaining to her contract.
Stay tuned with the CU Independent for further developments on the story.
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