Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Iup Women Fire Coach

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Iup Women Fire Coach

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IUP athletic director Frank Condino told the Indiana Gazette the university fired women's basketball coach Jeff Dow Monday but did not give a reason for the firing.

"The university made a decision to not renew his contract," Condino told the newspaper. He said Dow was not fired for poor job performance, but would not elaborate.

Dow posted three 20-win seasons in his five years as the Crimson Hawks coach, including this year when he led the team to a 23-9 record and a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II tournament.

In five seasons under Dow, the Crimson Hawks were 108-40, made five trips to the PSAC playoffs, three trips to the NCAA tournament and won the 2009 PSAC championship.

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