Lindsay Whalen Ends Coaching Career With University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - The University of Minnesota is looking for a new women's basketball coach.
Gophersports.com is reporting that U of M Athletic Director Mark Coyle today announced that Lindsay Whalen has resigned as head coach of the Golden Gopher women's basketball team, but she will stay with the program as a special assistant to the athletic director for the next two years. Whalen took over the head coaching job with the Gophers in 2018. Her teams have had an overall record of 71-76 and a Big 10 conference record of 32-58.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Lindsay," said Coyle. "I want to thank Lindsay for her hard work and dedication as a player and as the head coach of our women's basketball program. She is one of the greatest alums and ambassadors this University has ever produced and her legacy of being a Minnesota icon is etched in stone."
As a player, Whalen became the first three-time All-American in the Gopher’s history. Her time with the team from 2000 through 2004 also included the Gopher's only appearance in the NCAA Final Four in her senior year.
Whalen's basketball career also included 14 years as a player in the WNBA, including 8 years with the Minnesota Lynx. She also won two Olympic gold medals as a member of Team USA.
A news release says the search for her successor will begin immediately.