UMHB searching for women’s head coach

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Mary Hardin-Baylor has posted its women’s basketball head coaching position on the university job board, Dave Campbell’s Texas Basketball learned on Wednesday. The future of interim head coach Kendra Foreman is uncertain at this time.

Foreman took over as interim head coach on Jan. 24 after former head coach Mark Morefield was relieved of his coaching duties. The Crusaders finished 19-8 and were eliminated in the American Southwest Conference semifinals by East Texas Baptist. UMHB was 6-4 under Foreman and had a four-game winning streak, including a home win over UT Dallas.

UMHB’s women’s basketball program had struggled until Morefield took over in 2015. He led UMHB to its first NCAA Division III postseason appearance in program history in 2019. The Cru returned to the postseason in 2020 after winning the American Southwest Conference and advanced to the Sectional round (Sweet 16) before the CoVID-19 pandemic shut down the tournament.

UMHB returned to the playoffs in 2021 following another ASC tournament victory and again appeared in the Sectional round. The Cru returned to the Sectionals in Overall, Morefield finished his tenure in Belton with a 146-46 overall record and led the Cru to one of the top two seeds in the ASC tournament for the first time in program history. UMHB was 6-2 in NCAA postseason action under Morefield.

Morefield added Foreman to the staff before the 2021-2022 season. An alum of UMHB, Foreman served two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Dallas before joining the Crusaders coaching staff.

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