Campus Corner

April 10, 2013

Missouri State hires Kellie Harper as women’s basketball coach

Kellie Harper, fired two weeks ago at North Carolina State, is the new women’s basketball coach at Missouri State after agreeing Wednesday to a five-year contract paying $145,000 in annual base salary, plus $60,000 for radio and television shows.

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Kellie Harper, fired two weeks ago at North Carolina State, is the new women’s basketball coach at Missouri State after agreeing Wednesday to a five-year contract paying $145,000 in annual base salary, plus $60,000 for radio and television shows.

Harper has a career record of 167-128 in nine seasons combined at North Carolina State and Western Carolina, including three NCAA tournament appearances and four in the Women’s NIT. As a player she was part of three national championship teams at Tennessee and was an honorable mention All-American as a senior in 1999.

She inherits a team that returns nine players next season. Nyla Milleson’s contract was not renewed after the Bears finished 14-17.

• Johnson County Community College sophomore guard DaShawn Harden and sophomore forward Kathleen Brisbane have been chosen to the NJCAA Division II All-America women’s basketball team. Harden was selected to the 10-member first-team, and Brisbane was chosen to the third team.

• Saint Mary has hired Bruce Erickson as women’s basketball coach. Erickson is a former assistant coach at UMKC.

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