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Pirtle retires after 21 years as Cincinnati coach

CINCINNATI -- Laurie Pirtle is retiring after 21 years as
Cincinnati's women's basketball coach with over 300 career
victories and six NCAA Tournament appearances.

The Bearcats went 15-14 and 6-10 in the Big East this season to
give Pirtle a career record of 310-301.

She led the Bearcats to the regular season Conference USA title
in 1999, and the conference tournament title in 2002.

Pirtle coached Capital University to an 83-16 record and Ohio
Conference championships in 1985 and 1986 before taking over at
Cincinnati in 1987.