Women’s basketball head coach resigns

Saluki Athletics Director Mario Moccia announced Monday that Missy Tiber has resigned from her position as the women’s basketball coach.

Tiber, who has led the Salukis to a 4-12 record so far this season, finished her four-year SIU run with an overall 19-86 record.

Adrianne Harlow will act as the team’s interim head coach for the rest of the season, according to a Saluki Athletics press release. Harlow has served as Tiber’s assistant for the past 12 seasons as she followed the coach from Belmont Abbey University to Tusculum College and finally SIU. Harlow will start immediately, Moccia said in the release, and expectations are at a new high.


“Missy inherited a struggling program, and unfortunately, was unable to turn the tide,” he said. “I am confident that we can and will reverse the course of our women’s basketball program.”

Tiber has seen previous success at Belmont Abbey and Tusculum as she holds a 167-70 combined record from the two schools. However, she failed to lead the Salukis to a successful season or NCAA tournament in her four years, and the team hasn’t won more than 10 games in any season. Since 2011, Tiber has won five conference games and left SIU with an overall 9-50 Missouri Valley Conference record.

The team averages about 18 turnovers this year, which is something Tiber-led teams have labored with in the past. Offensive production has also been an issue this year, as the Salukis have been outscored 1205-990.

The Salukis just returned from a 89-41 loss to Illinois State during the weekend, but the team will tip off against Wichita State at 7 p.m. Friday at SIU Arena.

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