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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Marshall Hires Jen Steele as Head Coach

Following Shonda Stanton’s departure for Indiana, Marshall made quick work of their coaching search, announcing today that Jen Steele is the program’s new head coach.

Photo: Jen Steele/Facebook
Steele, who makes a lateral move from Jacksonville in the ASun, will take over a Herd squad that earned an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament last season and ended the year ranked in the top 25 thanks to a strong regular season campaign and despite being eliminated in the conference tournament's semifinals.

The JU Dolphins’ leader for the past three seasons, Steele earned eighty-six career victories at Jacksonville, including a thirty-win 2017 season. The Dolphins finished sixth in the conference standings (of seven teams) and were eliminated in the first round of the loser’s bracket of the conference tournament.

A Longwood graduate, Steele’s resume also includes stints as an assistant at George Mason, as well as her alma mater. Though Jacksonville was her first Division I head coaching position, she also had been head coach at Randolph College, a Division III school.

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