Amy Eagan, one of the most decorated players in the history of Truman State University womenâ??s basketball, has been chosen as the programâ??s next head coach. A native of nearby Shelbina, Mo., Eagan spent the past three seasons as the head coach at Ashford (Iowa) University.
â??We are excited to bring Amy Eagan back to Truman and the Kirksville community as our next head coach,â?? said Director of Athletics Jerry Wollmering. â??Coach Eagan possesses the qualities that we were looking for as the next leader of our womenâ??s basketball program. She has outstanding coaching and playing experience, including NCAA Division II national tournament experience as both a player and coach. She has a great understanding of the opportunities and challenges at Truman and will be committed to the well-being of our players on and off the basketball floor. She will be a great ambassador for the womenâ??s basketball program with strong ties to alumni and the northeast Missouri region.â??
â??I would like to thank President Troy Paino and Athletic Director Jerry Wollmering for this wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Truman State University as the head womenâ??s basketball coach,â?? said Eagan. â??I was blessed to be a part of the Bulldog family many years ago and had high hopes of someday returning to such a special place to continue my career. This is truly a great fit for me and I am excited to be able to recruit and work with student-athletes who are dedicated to winning championships, excelling in the classroom, and serving the Kirksville community. We will strive for greatness in everything we do. We want to sign student-athletes who love Truman State University and who will make the alumni and community proud.â??
Eagan, who will become the 10th head coach in Truman womenâ??s basketball history, has been a head collegiate coach for five total seasons, beginning with a two-year stint at St. Ambrose (Iowa) before moving to Ashford. In her first season at St. Ambrose, Eaganâ??s team went 21-11 before reaching the NAIA national tournament in year two. The Queen Bees went 27-6 that season, posting a 14-0 record en route to Eagan earning Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year accolades.
(Courtesy Truman State University)
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