FRESNO, Calif. -- Adrian Wiggins was named head coach of the
women's basketball team at California State University, Fresno,
after the previous coach was fired last year for improperly
obtaining pain medication from students.
Wiggins has served as the team's interim coach for more than a
year and is "very honored, very proud to be a part of the
school," he said Friday.
Wiggins, 32, led the Bulldogs, part of the Western Athletic
Conference, to a 24-8 season this school year.
Wiggins began at Fresno State as an assistant coach for the
women's basketball team in 2002. Before that, he worked as a
basketball coach at Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. He
graduated from Cameron with a psychology degree in 1995.
Wiggins replaces Johnson-Klein, who was fired in March 2005
after a university investigation found she obtained a half-full
bottle of Vicodin from one of her players and admitted to using one
of the pills.
Johnson-Klein is suing the university, claiming the
investigation was launched only after she had complained about
gender discrimination, sexual harassment and Title IX violations at