PENSACOLA, Fla. – Shannan Bergen has resigned as head coach of the University of West Florida women’s basketball team, athletic director Dave Scott announced on Friday. Bergen finished her 13th year as head coach and 16th season with the UWF women’s basketball coaching staff in 2011-12.
“At this time, I feel it is of best interest for not only myself and my family, but for the West Florida's women's basketball program, that I step down,” said Bergen. “Even though I have appreciated and enjoyed coaching at UWF over the last 16 years, it is time for me and my family to move on. I will miss coaching and mentoring the student-athletes and wish UWF the best in the future.”
“Coach Bergen has always represented the department and the university with professionalism and integrity,” said Scott. “We appreciate her dedication and the sacrifices she has made for the program, and we wish her well in the future.”
The department will conduct a national search for a women’s basketball head coach as soon as possible.
UPDATE: Interested applicants please visit https://jobs.uwf.edu to review position description and to apply for consideration.
“Our vision as a department includes fielding teams that compete for conference, regional and national championships while graduating well-rounded student-athletes,” Scott added. “We will look to bring in someone who will continue to embody the seven core values of our department: integrity, citizenship, academic success, discipline, competitiveness, sportsmanship and character.”
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