- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

EUGENE, ORE. (AP) - Bev Smith is out as coach of the Oregon women’s basketball team.

Athletic director Pat Kilkenny said Monday a change must be made after the Ducks went 9-21 this past season. Oregon has been to the NCAA tournament only once in Smith’s eight years on the job.

Smith played for Oregon from 1979-82. She holds the school’s career records for rebounds and steals.

She was 123-121 at Oregon, and the Ducks won the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in 2002.

Kilkenny says a national search for the next coach will start now.

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