Middleton to coach Western Carolina
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Western Carolina has named Illinois assistant Karen Middleton as its next women's basketball coach.
The school made the announcement Friday.
Middleton takes over for Kellie Harper, a former Tennessee standout who last month was named the late Kay Yow's successor at North Carolina State.
Middleton played at South Carolina in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and spent 10 years on Tara VanDerveer's staff at Stanford before coaching at Illinois the past two seasons.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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