Grambling St. names Drain new basketball coach

Updated: May 14, 2008, 10:45 PM ET
Associated Press

GRAMBLING, La. -- Donnita Drain was hired as Grambling State's women's basketball coach on Wednesday.

Drain is the reigning two-time Women's Basketball Coaches Association Region III Coach of the Year.

Drain's hiring is pending approval from the university's Board of Supervisors.

"She brings an unbelievable work ethic, a tremendous amount of energy and impressive credentials to the position," Grambling State athletic director Troy Mathieu said.

Drain spent 13 years at Langston, where she won 244 games, the most in school history, had six NAIA Division I National Tournament appearances, won two Red River Athletic Conference Championships and had four 20-win seasons and one 30-win season.


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