Wichita State and Jody Adams-Birch Mutually Agree to Part Ways

From Wichita State Media Relations

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University and its head women’s basketball coach Jody Adams-Birch have mutually and amicably agreed to part ways, Director of Athletics Darron Boatright announced tonight.

Boatright said, “I would like to thank Coach Kirk Crawford for his leadership during the weekend, and for his willingness to serve as head coach for the last two games.”

Linda Hargrove, former WSU head coach from 1989-98, has agreed to run the program and serve as its head coach for the remainder of the 2016-17 basketball season.

Assistant coaches Crawford, Bridgette Gordon, and Kaci Bailey are expected to serve through the end of their contracts, as will Director of Operations Michael Gomez.

Boatright will begin a national search for a successor in the near future.

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