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Carrie Daniels fired as women’s basketball coach

Following the team’s first-round elimination from the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, APSU women’s basketball Head Coach Carrie Daniels has been fired.

Daniels coached the Lady Govs to a 98-177 overall record over nine seasons with a .411 winning percentage in the OVC.

Athletic Director Derek van der Merwe gave Daniels a one year extension for the 2014-2015 season, and announced Monday, March 9, that Daniels will not return for a tenth season.

Said van der Merwe, “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.”

This news breaks just nine days after van der Merwe announced that APSU’s men’s basketball Head Coach Dave Loos will be returning for his 26th season following an 8-22 campaign that saw the Govs miss the OVC tournament for the third straight year.

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