ASBURY PARK, N.J. — The week started with Monmouth University suspending women’s basketball coach Jody Craig for Tuesday’s opening sport of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.
And a day after the Hawks bowed out within the opening spherical to shut out a 2-16 season, the varsity introduced that Craig has resigned, efficient instantly.
School officers nonetheless have not mentioned why Craig was benched for the MAAC Tournament.
In a press release, Monmouth athletics director Marilym McNeil mentioned: “I would like to thank Jody for her dedication to the Monmouth Women’s Basketball program for the last four years. We are looking forward to finding the next coach that will continue to move this program towards our goals of winning a conference title and beyond.”
Associate head coach James Young, who coached the group in Tuesday’s 44-41 loss to Rider, will function the group’s interim head coach as a nationwide search will start. Young is a former head coach at Red Bank Regional and Rumson-Fair Haven excessive faculties.
Craig joined the Monmouth girls’s basketball program earlier than the 2017-18 season as an assistant coach on Jenny Palmateer’s employees. Craig was elevated to move coach when Palmateer was fired after 9 video games that season.
Since then, Craig’s group has gone 33-69, together with 23-46 in MAAC play.
Monmouth, which had a 40-day COVID-19-related shutdown throughout the season, was offensively challenged your entire marketing campaign. The Hawks are tied for final amongst 335 Division I applications in scoring offense, averaging 46.0 ppg.
During her first full season in 2018-19, the Hawks completed fourth within the MAAC, incomes a first-round bye. The native of Irvine, California, gained three MAAC Tournament video games throughout her tenure.
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