Portland States' Elliott resigns after three years to take San Diego job

Updated: June 9, 2007, 2:04 AM ET
Associated Press

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Charity Elliott has resigned as head women's basketball coach at Portland State University to take the same post at the University of California-San Diego.

The California school announced the hiring on Friday. Portland State will start an immediate search for a replacement.

Elliott, who spent three seasons at PSU, will be the fifth coach at UCSD in its 36-year-old program.

San Diego made it to the Final Four in the NCAA Division II last season.

Elliott replaces Janell Jones who posted a 50-10 record in her two seasons before leaving to become the head coach at Mercer University, a Division I program in Macon, Ga.

Elliott went 27-57 with the Vikings and has five-year career head coaching record of 55-91. She was the head coach at Cal Baptist, an NAIA school, for two seasons from 2001-2003. She rebuilt the programs a both schools.

After the Vikings went 3-23, including 1-13 in the Big Sky Conference, during her first year in 2004-05, Portland State jumped to 12-16 and 6-8 in the conference during her second season and the Vikings qualified for the Big Sky Tournament.

Portland State finished 12-18 this past season, including an 8-8 mark in the Big Sky.


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