Colgate hires Nicci Hays-Fort as women’s coach

Colgate has hired DePaul assistant Nicci Hays-Fort as its

women’s basketball coach.

The school announced the hiring Tuesday on its website.

Hays-Fort spent the past five seasons at DePaul under head coach

Doug Bruno. She was the associate head coach this past season when

the Blue Demons finish second in the Big East conference and

reached the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

Before joining the staff at DePaul, Hays-Fort served as head

coach at Barry University from 2002-06.

Hays-Fort replaces Pamela Bass, who resigned in March after

spending four seasons at the school. The Raiders were 7-22 this

past year, losing their final eight games.

Hays-Fort will be introduced at a press conference Wednesday

morning.