Idaho coach resigns at AD's suggestion

Updated: March 29, 2008, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW, Idaho -- Idaho women's basketball coach Mike Divilbiss resigned Friday after athletic director Rob Spear decided the Vandals needed to move in another direction.

The Vandals were 4-25 this season and were 82-119 in Divilbiss' seven seasons as head coach.

A settlement was reached on the two years remaining on Divilbiss' contract, school spokeswoman Becky Paull said. She said she could not provide details because the settlement must be approved.

Alison Chase, an assistant for the past two seasons, will serve as interim head coach.

Divilbiss' resignation came a week after the university hired Don Verlin to coach the men's basketball team after firing George Pfeifer, whose two-year record was 12-48.

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