Jim Middleton, head coach for the Lady Bearcat basketball team, has resigned.
Middleton began as head coach of the Lady Bearcats in the 1994-95 season, and holds the highest career winning percentage (239-158, .602) of the eleven coaches in Lady Bearcat basketball history. He led the Lady Bearcats to six NCAA tournament appearances, which included a trip this past season (2007-08) to the South Central Regional as a #5 seed. The Lady Bearcats finished the 2007-08 season at 21-10, with an 11-7 mark in the MIAA. They were 14-1 at home, and advanced to the finals of the MIAA tournament in Kansas City last March.
Middleton was named Coach of the Year for both the MIAA and the South Central Region, which qualified him as one of the eight finalists for the 2008 Russell Athletic / WBCA National Coach of the Year.