Kentucky Women's Basketball Coach, Mickie DeMoss, abruptly resigned today, April 11, 2007. DeMoss said she wants to step away from the game.
DeMoss met with her players early this morning to tell them of her decision, according to a team spokeswoman.
DeMoss is a former assistant coach to Pat Summitt at Tennessee. She's spent four years with the Wildcats program and is coming off a 20-and-14 campaign.
DeMoss agreed to a new contract last year that would have kept her with the school through 2011 and would have paid her about $350,000 a season. That came after Kentucky made its first NCAA tournament appearance in seven years in a breakout season that included a victory over the top-ranked Lady Vols.
DeMoss' departure means Kentucky will have a new coach for both the men's and women's programs. Billy Gillispie was hired last week as the men's coach after Tubby Smith left for Minnesota.
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