Scholl will not return as BU women's basketball coach

By Action Sports

March 10, 2014 Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 6:58 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Following six years as the head coach of the Binghamton University women's basketball team, Nicole Scholl will not be offered a new contract for next season, athletic director Patrick Elliott announced Monday.

Scholl had a record of 68-115 as head coach of the Bearcats, but the team struggled this past season finishing 5-25. The season ended Friday with a loss to top-seed Albany in the America East tournament quarterfinals.

Prior to being the head coach, Scholl spent nine seasons as an assistant at Binghamton.

“We want to thank Nicole for her 15 years with the University,” Elliott said in a release sent out on Monday. “She has always displayed integrity and character and her student-athletes have had noteworthy achievements on the court as well as academically and in the community. However, after careful consideration, I have decided to make a change in leadership as we look to build the program toward future success.”

During a press conference Monday, Elliott added that a lack of wins was the primary reason for the decision.

""What we want is certainly on the court performance...over the last couple years, [that] isn't really where we want it to be, and that's where the decision -- the majority of the decision -- was made," he said.

The school says a national search for her successor will begin immediately.

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