UMass finds new women's basketball coach in Dawley
Amherst, MA (Sports Network) - Sharon Dawley was named the new Massachusetts women's basketball coach Tuesday.
Dawley spent the last seven seasons as head coach at Vermont, which won the America East title in each of the last two years. This past season, Vermont was seeded 10th for the NCAA Tournament and beat Wisconsin in the first round, making her the winningest coach in Vermont women's basketball history with a record of 128-86.
Dawley's hiring comes after UMass decided not to bring back Marnie Dacko, who spent eight seasons at the helm and had a record of 98-135. The Minutewomen finished 11-19 in 2009.
04/06 15:38:05 ET