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SMSU’s Kruger named finalist for opening at MSU-Mankato

August 14, 2012
Marshall Independent

Southwest Minnesota State women's basketball coach Allison Kruger was named a finalist for the vacant head women's basketball coach position at Minnesota State-Mankato, MSU-Mankato Director of Athletics Kevin Buisman announced on Monday.

In two seasons with the Mustangs, Kruger is 13-39 overall, with an 11-33 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference since replacing Mike Jewett on April 7, 2010.

Along with Kruger, the Mavericks also named South Dakota State women's assistant coach Emilee Thiesse a finalist. In Thiesse's time as an assistant coach, the Jackrabbits have made the NCAA Tournament three times, winning three straight Summit League titles.

Both Kruger and Thiesse look to replace Pam Gohl, who left MSU-Mankato on July 3 to accept an administrative position at the University of Sioux Falls. Gohl led the Mavericks to a 78-39 record over four years, including the national title in her first season (2008-09).



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