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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)

San Jose State has hired Jamie Craighead as its women's basketball coach.

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Spartans athletics director Gene Bleymaier made the announcement Monday. Craighead replaces Tim La Kose, who resigned for personal reasons Aug. 30.

Craighead spent the past four seasons coaching Sacramento State, where she guided the Hornets to the Big Sky Conference tournament for just the fifth (2012) and sixth (2013) times in program history. Sacramento State earned its first tournament wins and reached the semifinals both years.

Craighead's fast-paced offense led the Big Sky in scoring in each of her four seasons. She also played basketball at Oregon and was an assistant at Seattle Pacific University for three years.

She spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant for Sacramento State before being named coach the following year.

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