Pingeton Named New Women's Coach

Missouri Tigers name their new women's head basketball coach


Pingeton becomes the fourth Head Women's Basketball Coach in MU history


Robin Pingeton has been named the fourth Head Women's Basketball Coach at Mizzou. Pingeton, who

has 15 years of head coaching experience, spent the last seven years as the head coach at Illinois State.


coach at Mizzou," Alden said. "Coach Pingeton is an outstanding fit for our program, for the University,

for the city of Columbia, and for our fan base. We are very confident that she will come in and develop a

winning program and that she will do it the right way, with a sharp focus on our three core values of

academic integrity, social responsibility and competitive excellence. This is an outstanding hire for

Mizzou, and we are excited for our student-athletes, who stand to benefit from her leadership."

"I am really excited about the opportunity at Missouri," said Pingeton. "This is a great place. I've been

so impressed with all of the people that I've met, and the facilities and resources available here. We

have a lot of work ahead of us but we have never been afraid of hard work. It starts today. I have so

much respect for the Big 12, I think it is the best conference in the country for women's basketball.

We're looking forward to the opportunity to building Missouri women's basketball into something

special," she said.

University of Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden announced today thatWe are very excited to have someone the caliber of Robin Pingeton as our head women's basketball

In seven years at the helm of Illinois State, Pingeton amassed a 144-81 (.640) record and brought the

Redbird program back to national prominence. During her tenure, she led the school to three straight

Missouri Valley Conference Regular Season titles, two State Farm Missouri Valley Tournament

championships, a school-best four straight 20-win seasons, two NCAA Tournament berths and three

WNIT appearances en route to Missouri Valley Coach of the Year honors in 2004 and 2010. Over the

past three seasons, Pingeton compiled an 81-23 (.779) mark to put together the best three-year span in

Illinois State history.

This past season Pingeton led the Redbirds to their third consecutive Missouri Valley Regular Season

title, the semifinals of the WNIT and a 28-8 record. In Illinois State's WNIT run, the team earned wins

over Butler, Purdue, Illinois and a 71-51 victory over Big 12 Conference rival Kansas. The 28 wins tied

the 1980-81 Illinois State team for the most in program history and assured the team of at least 22 wins

for the fourth straight year. Her efforts garnered Russell Athletic / Women's Basketball Coaches

Association Region Six Coach of the Year and Missouri Valley Coach of the Year accolades.

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