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Ventura Partners Places Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Penn State

Ventura
Partners Places Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Penn State

April 10, 2019 – Universities have been turning
to search firms in droves to fill their top coaching vacancies. Executive
recruitment firm Ventura Partners has tackled the latest
search, recruiting Carolyn Kieger as the sixth head coach of the women’s
basketball program at Penn State University. After 12 seasons, the program
elected to move on from coach Coquese Washington. Partner Chad Chatlos led the
nationwide search for Ventura Partners.

Ms. Kieger, a 2019 Naismith Women’s Coach of the
Year Award semifinalist, guided Marquette University to the top of the Big East
Conference and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances as the Golden
Eagles’ head coach.

“We are thrilled to have Carolyn
Kieger joining the Penn State family as the leader of our women’s
basketball program,” said Sandy Barbour, vice president of athletics for Penn
State. “Carolyn has rapidly established herself as one of the nation’s premier
head coaches, leading Marquette to two Big East Championships, a Big East
Tournament title and three NCAA Tournaments in the …