Marquette hires Kieger to replace Mitchell

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette has named former Golden Eagles player Carolyn Kieger as women’s basketball coach.

Kieger becomes the fifth head women’s basketball coach in Marquette history. She succeeds Terri Mitchell, who coached Carolyn when she played.

The school announced her hiring Thursday.  Kieger spent the past six seasons as assistant at the University of Miami. She was director of operations for the Golden Eagles during the 2007-08 season and spent a year at Miami as coordinator of basketball operations from 2006-07.

As a player at Marquette, Kieger was a four-year starter, was captain for three years and is the Golden Eagles’ all-time assists leader. She is the only player in program history with at least 1,200 career points, 400 rebounds and 600 assists.