NEW YORK -- Paul Nixon was appointed Tuesday as the women's basketball coach at Columbia after serving as an assistant coach at Indiana.
Nixon replaces Tony Verdi, who had been the acting coach since February.
Prior to his stint at Indiana, Nixon was an assistant at Southern Mississippi, Nevada-Reno and Marshall.
He is a 1993 graduate of Vanderbilt.
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
MORE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HEADLINES
- WNBA Board of Governors ratifies new CBA
- Arkansas fires women's hoops coach Collen
- No. 13 UNC tops No. 8 Terps in ACC tourney
- Ohio St. upsets No. 11 Penn St. in quarterfinals
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM