Southeastern seeking new head womens basketball coach

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HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University will immediately begin a national search for a new head women’s basketball coach, university Director of Athletics Jay Artigues announced.

Lori Davis Jones has resigned after completing her 12th season at the helm of the program. Eric Dumas, who has been a part of Jones’ staff throughout her time at Southeastern, will serve as interim head coach during the search process.

“We are very appreciative of the contributions Lori has made to our university and wish her well in the future,” Artigues said. “We will immediately begin a national search for a new head coach and we’re anxious to continue to grow our women’s basketball program.”

During her tenure, Jones finished with an on-court career record of 145-200. She led the Lady Lions to six Southland Conference Tournament appearances and 17 of her players earned All-Southland Conference honors. The Lady Lions finished the 2013-14 season with an 8-22 overall record and a 7-11 record in Southland Conference play, falling short of qualifying for the league’s postseason tournament for the second consecutive season.

By Kemmler Chapple

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