Morgantown, West Virginia – The name that immediately popped up to fill the vacant women’s head coach position at West Virginia when Dawn Plitzuweit left for Minnesota was current Glenville State head coach Kim Stephens.
However, according to a report from Sun Belt Hoops Podcast’s Jake Griffith, Stephens has already accepted another head coaching position.
Stephens, who has led the Lady Pioneers to a 112-10 record in seven seasons and won the 2022 NCAA Division II Championship last season, has reportedly accepted the head coach position at Marshall.
According to Griffith, “Stephens asked Marshall to hold the announcement until the Pioneers’ season ended; however, now it could come as soon as today.”
West Virginia director of athletics Wren Baker spoke briefly of Stephens yesterday, saying that he was familiar with her work and respected what she’s done at Glenville State. While Stephens was the favorite to land the position, Baker said that he will do a nationwide search for the best possible fit for the Lady Mountaineers.
Sun Belt news: Kim Stephens, who led Glenville St. WBB to a D2 National Title in ‘22, has accepted the head coaching job at Marshall, per sources.
Initially, Stephens asked MU to hold the announcement until the Pioneers’ season ended; however, now it could come as soon as today.
— Jake Griffith (@jakegriffithpxp) March 21, 2023