Ryan Bragdon, who has been as assistant the past two years at Illinois State, has been named the new women’s head basketball coach at Northwest Nazarene University.
Each team competing in the Elite Eight received a commemorative patch to wear on their uniforms.
But for the Western Washington squad, the Elite Eight logo took a backseat to a more permanent patch.
A 7-1 record in March which ended with a loss to the eventual national champions has earned Western Washington women’s basketball coach Carmen Dolfo GNAC Coach of the Month honors for March.
After 45 seasons including 22 as a collegiate head women’s basketball coach, seven of them at Western Oregon University, Greg Bruce will retire at the end of his current contract, effective June 30.
Despite a game-high 28 points from guard Corinn Waltrip, a splendid season came to an end for Western Washington as the Vikings fell to Ashland in the NCAA Division II semifinals Wednesday.