Caldwell resigns as UCCS womens' basketball coach

By Doug Fitzgerald published March 11, 2009

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs womenâ€TMs basketball coach Jessika Caldwell resigned her position, UCCS athletic director Stephen Kirkham announced Wednesday.

The Mountain Lions finished 8-19 this past season and 6-13 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. In her four seasons as coach, UCCS went a combined 41-71 and 28-48 in RMAC games.

“I really loved my time at UCCS and I believe that this program holds great promise for the future,” said Caldwell

Caldwell guided her team to the RMAC playoffs in 2005-06, her first season as coach. That team went 12-15 (9-10 RMAC) before being beaten by Fort Lewis in the first round of the RMAC playoffs.

One of the brightest highlights of Caldwellâ€TMs tenure came at the beginning of the 2007-08 season when the Mountain Lions beat Winona State, Limestone and Bellarmine to win the Group Endurance championship of the 2007 Disney's Division II Tip-Off East Coast Classic. Her team overcame a 20-point deficit in the final game to win the tournament.

“We appreciate coach Caldwellâ€TMs energy and efforts on behalf of the athletic department,” said Kirkham. “We wish her luck in her future endeavors.”

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