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Coach Amy Eagan is tapped to lead the Lady Panthers.
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Coach Amy Eagan is tapped to lead the Lady Panthers.

Drury has a new head women's basketball coach

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Drury University named a new head women's basketball coach, days after Molly Miller announced her exit from the program for a job in Arizona.

Amy Eagan, who joined Drury as assistant women's basketball coach last summer, worked with Miller to lead the Lady Panthers last year to a 32-0 record. She also helped the team go 20-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference play, as well as earn a No. 1 ranking in the NCAA Division II and win a fourth straight GLVC championship, according to a news release. This season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"Amy is the right choice to lead this team and continue the long tradition of excellence the Drury Lady Panthers program is known for," Drury President Tim Cloyd said in the release. "She will ensure our continued success on the court, and I am confident she will uphold our tradition of recruiting high-achieving student-athletes who will succeed in the classroom and in the community as well."

Miller leaves Drury with a 180-17 record over six seasons. After she last week accepted the role of head coach for Grand Canyon University, a Division I school, Drury officials said they’d immediately start a national search for a successor. School officials did not return a request for comment this morning by deadline on how many candidates were considered for the job.

Eagan becomes the fifth head coach in the Lady Panthers' history, according to the release.

Prior to joining Drury, Eagan served as head women's basketball coach for Truman State University, leading the team to a 111-62 record over six seasons. She's Truman State’s all-time leader in career coaching wins.

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