The women’s basketball program at Duke University will be the first new coach in 13 years.
After a contract dispute with the school, Joanne P. McCallie resigned on Thursday. McCarlie and Duke played 330-107 and led the Blue Devils to three ACC titles in the early 2010s.
McCarlie said in a message posted on the team’s Twitter account that she left because she was unable to reach a renewal agreement with Duke. There is one season left on her contract.
“In the last year of my contract, as a coach, uncertainty is natural, it eliminates confidence and fun,”
McCarlie, 54, has led Duke to participate in 10 NCAA tournaments and has entered the quarterfinals for four consecutive years from 2010-13. But most of her success in the Blue Devils was in the early days of her tenure.
After the end of the 2015-16 season, Duke missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 22 years. An internal investigation was conducted to investigate allegations of abuse of players. McCali was still a coach four years after being investigated, but her contract was not immediately extended.
Kevin White, Vice President of Duke University and Director of Athletics, said: “At Duke University, Joanne’s extraordinary passion for excellence has produced championship-level success and provided our student athletes and fans with a timeless and charming moment. “” What is certain is that in the past three decades, Joanne’s firm commitment to leadership and service has had a huge impact on the development of countless young women.”
Duke University’s release also showed that it will start looking for a new head coach “immediately”.