Glance is new women’s basketball coach at Columbia
Stephanie Glance was hired as the new women’s basketball coach
at Columbia on Monday.
She spent the past three seasons at Illinois State guiding the
Redbirds to three WNIT bids.
”Stephanie Glance is an outstanding women’s basketball coach,”
Columbia athletic director Dr. M. Dianne Murphy said.
”She brings tremendous experience with a number of impressive
mentors, including Hall of Fame coaches Pat Summitt and the late
Kay Yow. Stephanie has a demonstrated record of success as an
assistant coach, associate head coach and head coach of a NCAA
Division I women’s basketball program. We know she is the right
coach for Columbia.”
Illinois State went 24-11 losing to Kansas State in the second
round of the WNIT. Glance was honored as the Maggie Dixon rookie
coach of the year in 2011. She previously spent 15 years at N.C.
State working under coach Yow. She was the interim head coach
during parts of the 2004-05, 2006-07 and 2008-09 seasons, while Yow
battled breast cancer.
She replaces Paul Nixon, who didn’t have his contract renewed
earlier this month. Nixon spent eight seasons at Columbia and was
the school’s all-time winningest coach. He won 70 games with the
Lions, including a school-record 18 four years ago.
The Lions were 5-23 this season and went 3-11 in the Ivy