Brad Durchslag resigns as women’s basketball coach
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WHITTIER, Calif. – Whittier College announced this week that Brad Durchslag has resigned his position as Head Coach of the Women's Basketball program. Durchslag has accepted a position at Trinity University (TX) and will be serving as an admission counselor for student-athletes.
"I want to personally thank Brad for his devotion to our women's basketball program over the past four years and for the accomplishments he has guided our program to during that time," Executive Director of Athletics Robert Coleman stated. Since his arrival, he has not only been a leader but his work ethic and dedication have helped in moving our entire athletic program to uncharted territory."
During his time with Whittier, Durchslag led the Poets to a 48-53 overall record, and a 24-32 SCIAC record that covered four seasons.
In 2008-09 the Poets finished fourth in the SCIAC in the regular season and qualified for the SCIAC postseason tournament. That season Whittier's offense ranked first in the conference in scoring and third in rebounding. He also saw future Purple & Gold Hall of Famer Kourtney Zilbert land on the D3hoops.com All-West Regional team and the All-SCIAC team.
In 2009-10, his team ranked third in the conference in scoring offense, third in rebounding offense, second in assists, first in steals, first in turnover margin and third in assist-to-turnover ratio and capped off the season with two players being named to the All-SCIAC team.
In 2010-11, his squad finished 12-13, 6-8 SCIAC play and finished fifth in the SCIAC standings.
This past season his squad finished with a 7-18 overall record and a 4-10 record in SCIAC play and saw freshman point guard Dannika Navales-Lugtu land on the All-SCIAC 1st Team, which hasn't been accomplished since Zilbert during the 2007-'08 season.
"Though the timing is not perfect we will begin an immediate search in hiring Brad's replacement. As always, we will identify a hard-working, intelligent coach who can continue to move the Women's Basketball program forward", explained Coleman.
A search has commenced to find a replacement, which will be conducted by Next Level Executive Search based out of St. Augustine, FL.