New Nebraska women's coach gets 5-year deal, $575,000 salary

FILE - In this March 10, 2015, file photo, South Dakota head coach Amy Williams yells to her team during an NCAA college basketball game against South Dakota State in the championship of the Summit League tournament in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakotas Amy Williams is Nebraskas new womens basketball coach. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst announced the hiring Monday, April 11, 2016. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Elisha Page)
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst says new women's basketball coach Amy Williams is receiving a five-year contract paying $575,000 annually.

Williams was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. She replaces Connie Yori, who resigned last week amid allegations she mistreated and overworked players. Yori has denied any wrongdoing.

Williams earned $180,000 a year at South Dakota.

The 41-year-old Williams played at Nebraska from 1994-98.

Williams was 96-44 in four years at South Dakota, including a 32-6 mark with the WNIT championship this past season. Her teams won two Summit League regular-season championships, one conference tournament championship, and the Coyotes reached the NCAA Tournament in 2014.