Stephens resigns as women's coach at Drake

Mar 26, 2012 - 11:51 PM Des Moines, IA (Sports Network) - Amy Stephens has resigned as head women's basketball coach at Drake, saying Monday that she had "different visions for the future of the program" than the university.

"While I believe each of our perspectives is honorable, I have decided to tender my resignation," Stephens said in a statement, bringing to an end her career at Drake after nine seasons.

"I am grateful for my time at Drake and humbled by having had the chance to lead the women's team to the best overall record in the Missouri Valley Conference for the past decade," she said. "I wish Drake and the women's team nothing but the best in the future. I hope Drake continues to attract the same high quality young women I have had the privilege to coach."

Drake went 18-16 this past season and finished tied for fifth in the MVC, earning its fourth trip to the postseason in seven years.

The Bulldogs lost to South Dakota in the first round of the WNIT and Stephens, who was hired in 2003, finished with a 151-130 overall record as their coach.

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