Oregon won’t renew contract of coach Paul Westhead

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon won’t renew the contract of women’s basketball coach Paul Westhead when it expires at the end of the month.

The school made the announcement on Tuesday.

Westhead signed a five-year contract in 2009 and it runs out on March 31. He told his players before practice on Tuesday. The team will head to the Pac-12 tournament in Seattle on Thursday to play Washington State.

The Ducks (15-14) lead the nation in scoring, averaging 93.3 points in Westhead’s up-tempo system. He is 65-90 in his five years at the school, including going 27-64 in the conference.

Before coaching at Oregon, Westhead spent time in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury as well as a successful stint with the Loyola Marymount men’s basketball team.