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Green hired as Illinois women’s basketball coach following success at Dayton

Dayton head coach Shauna Green directs her team during the first half of a first round game against Georgia in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Friday, March 18, 2022, in Ames, Iowa.

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois hired Shauna Green is its new women’s basketball coach, hoping she can lift a struggling program following a winning tenure at Dayton.

If approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, Green will become the 10th head coach of the Fighting Illini women’s basketball program. 

Green was chosen Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year three times while leading Dayton to five conference regular-season championships and a 127-50 record over six years.

The Flyers went 26-6 this season, finishing first in the league in the regular season and beating DePaul in the NCAA Tournament before losing to Georgia.

She replaces the retired Nancy Fahey. The Illini went 7-20 this season and were 42-99 overall in Fahey’s five years.

 

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