Altenhofen Resigns as UAA Women's Hoop Coach
Altenhofen resigned Thursday after just three months on the job.
Altenhofen resigned Thursday after just three months on the job.

Friday, August 10, 2012

ANCHORAGE -- Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball coach Nathan Altenhofen resigned Thursday evening while under investigation by UAA officials for allegations of professional misconduct.

Altenhofen was named the ninth women's basketball head coach this past May. Prior to coming to UAA, Altenhofen served as an assistant coach at Indiana University.

“This is unfortunate timing,” said athletic director Steve Cobb, “but under the circumstances, I accepted Altenhofen’s resignation without hesitation.” Cobb expects to name a new head coach very soon.

UAA's women's basketball team has been in the top 10 programs in the NCAA Div. II for the past five years. The defending NCAA Div. II West Region-champions will play 17 homes games this season, starting with non-conference contests against Colorado School of Mines on Nov. 9 and Regis (Colo.) on Nov. 16-17.

Prior to his stint with the Hoosiers, Altenhofen spent six years as a collegiate head coach from 2004-10, compiling a 153-40 record at Odessa (Texas) College – where his team won the 2007 NJCAA national title – and Saint Ambrose (Iowa) University.

Altenhofen compiled a 73-25 record at Saint Ambrose from 2007-10. In his debut season at SAU, he was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Queen Bees to a Sweet 16 appearance at the NAIA National Tournament.