Riley resigns as coach

Updated: March 22, 2010, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Lee Ann Riley has resigned as women's basketball coach at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA athletic director Robert Hill announced the resignation Monday in a statement. He says SFA will begin a national search for a replacement.

Riley compiled a 149-129 record at SFA, including going 18-11 this past season. The Ladyjacks lost in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament to Creighton.

She led the Ladyjacks to three Southland Conference titles and two conference tournament championships. The Ladyjacks also made it to postseason play four times on her watch, including two NCAA tournaments.

In the school statement, Riley said she believed "this is the right move for me at this time."


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