During this afternoon's press conference, Coach Sharp expressed her disdain for the members of the media who leaked the story before they were supposed to. The first announcement about her retirement came from Brian Davis of the Dallas Morning News at 11:09 am this morning.
Since the news had already leaked, Marsha decided to hold a press conference to make the announcement and to also let her players know the circumstances. She met with the players at 1:30 pm to make them aware of the announcement she was about to make.
Although the exact reasons for her retirement still remain unclear, she said "I just felt it was time for me to pursue other opportunities."
There will be a national search for a new head coach, yet they are not ruling out hiring someone who is already with the program.
Coach Sharp will be dearly missed by the entire Red Raider nation. We're very thankful for all that she has done for the university both academically and as a coach and role model for all the young women who have come through the Lady Raider Program.