MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis women’s basketball coach Melissa McFerrin is retiring effective immediately.
The school’s athletic director Laird Veatch announced McFerrin’s retirement Sunday.
McFerrin has a 193-199 record in her 13th season at Memphis, the third most wins in school history. Her overall record is 243-269 in 17 seasons. Memphis is 4-10 overall, 2-7 in the American Athletic Conference this season.
“I have coached my entire career with personal and professional goals in alignment,” McFerrin said in a statement released by the school. “But things change over time. I remained at Memphis the past two seasons to see the renovation of Elma Roane Fieldhouse completed and to coach a group of young women in which I have a tremendous belief.
“In arriving at the decision to retire, this time, personal reasons have won out over professional ones. It is time for a new season in my life.”
Associate head coach Michelle Savage will become interim head coach, the statement said. A search for a permanent coach will be done after the end of the season.