Joanne P. McCallie will not return for a 14th season as Duke’s girls’s basketball coach.
McCallie introduced her departure in a 6-minute video posted Thursday on this system’s Twitter account. She stated she was “selecting to step away” as coach, saying she wished to deliver “readability” as an alternative of uncertainty as she entered the ultimate 12 months of her contract.
“I wish to present a possibility for change, progress and a way of safety relative to the way forward for this system,” McCallie stated.
“Hi there from Coach P. I hope you all are protected and wholesome throughout these very difficult instances.
I simply had a really tough dialog with a gaggle of ladies that I really like and adore and admire…” pic.twitter.com/5pN2Swdfau
— Duke Ladies’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) July 2, 2020
McCallie led the Blue Devils to a 330-107 file in her 13 seasons and was a three-time Atlantic Coast Convention coach of the 12 months. Duke received three ACC Event titles and reached 10 NCAA Tournaments, together with 4 straight journeys to the Elite Eight from 2010-13.
“Right here at Duke, Joanne’s extraordinary ardour for excellence produced championship-level success and supplied many timeless, charming moments for each our student-athletes and followers,” athletic director Kevin White stated in a press release. “To make certain, Joanne’s unwavering dedication to management and repair has had an unlimited affect on the event of numerous younger girls over the previous three a long time.”