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Breaking: Coquese Washington, Penn State Part Ways

The move marks the end of a rocky 12-year tenure for Washington.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament Michigan vs Penn State Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

There will be a new coach at the helm of the Penn State women’s basketball program next season.

In a press release sent out on Friday, the Penn State athletic department announced it has parted ways with head coach Coquese Washington.

The Lady Lions went 12-18 overall this season and hadn’t made the NCAA Tournament since the 2013-14 season.

Washington’s career at Penn State started successfully with three Big Ten titles and two Sweet Sixteen appearances in the first six years, but things had since gone south.

Despite the emergence of 2,000-point scorer Teniya Page, Penn State has not had a winning record in conference in six seasons.

Athletic Director Sandy Barbour thanked Washington for her time Penn State and stated that she felt that this was the best time for a change of leadership.

In a statement of her own, Washington said that she is “grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people, especially the talented and dedicated staff members who were with me along this journey...”