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Porter departs as coach of George Mason women

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Sports,Campus Confidential,Kevin Dunleavy

Jeri Porter has resigned as coach of the George Mason women’s basketball team. Porter had a 51-100 record with the Patriots, with a 24-66 mark in the Colonial Athletic Association. GMU went 9-21 this season with a 4-14 mark in the league. Porter’s best season was 2011-12 when the Patriots went 15-16 and won their first CAA tournament game since 2006.

“I want to thank Jeri for her hard work and dedication as head coach of the women’s basketball program for the last five years,” George Mason athletic director Tom O’Connor said in a statement. “She is a first-class individual and was a terrific ambassador for George Mason University. I am confident she will be successful in her pursuit of future professional goals.”

Porter came to George Mason after going 93-85 at Radford, including a 23-win final season which catapulted her to Fairfax. She also coached at North Alabama from 1998-2002, going 64-43, and was an assistant at her alma mater, Liberty, where she is a member of the Lady Flames Hall of Fame.

According to GMU, a national search is underway to identify a replacement.

Kdunleavy@washingtonexaminer.com

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