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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Lamar expected to named head coach Wednesday

A Wednesday morning news conference is expected to reveal the next women’s basketball head coach at Lamar, which would end an 11-day search.

A Lamar spokesman declined to comment when asked who is the new hire.

The program has been without a head coach since Robin Harmony departed April 19 for the same position at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Harmony led Lamar to three straight 20-win seasons, including a 24-7 mark and third Southland Conference regular-season title under her watch this campaign. Lamar lost in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament to South Alabama.

Associate head coach Randy Schneider left Lamar to join Harmony’s staff.

The conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Montagne Center’s Cardinal Club room.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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