Missouri State University announced women’s basketball coach Nyla Milleson’s contract has been cancelled. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics Kyle Moats at JQH Arena. Moats said the University would move promptly to hire a new coach. Milleson will receive a $140,000 buyout for the remaining two years of her contract.
“We evaluate all of our coaches at the conclusion of each season and monitor several criteria during the year,” said Moats. “Based on my overview of these factors, I consulted with President (Clif) Smart over the weekend, and gave him my recommendation to make a change in the leadership of the Lady Bears program.”
Milleson coached the Lady Bears to a 105-87 record in six seasons, including three WNIT appearances and the 2012 Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship. Missouri State finished 14-17 this season with a 6-12 record in MVC play.
”I’m grateful to have had this opportunity, and I appreciate the hard work and dedication of our student-athletes and staff through the years,” said Milleson. “I wish the program and those associated with it continued success in the future.”
Watch the press conference.