Hofstra Pride women’s basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey resigns

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Hofstra Pride women’s basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey has retired on Tuesday. She was the team’s head coach for 13 seasons.

She is the all-time wins leader with 211 wins. She also guided the team to five WNIT appearnaces in her tenure, including a quarterfinal appearance in 2007 and 2016.

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A national search has begun to find her replacement.

“I am thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to lead the Hofstra Women’s Basketball program over the last 13 years,” stated Kilburn-Steveskey. “I’m very proud of the accomplishments achieved and the student-athletes that have developed as athletes as well as outstanding people within the program. I’m grateful to have worked with wonderful people and coach so many talented student-athletes during my time here. Now, it’s the right time to step away and focus on my family.”

This past season, the team went 11-22 overall. The Pride also had a 3-15 conference record.

They were 4-9 at home and 4-10 on the road. In addition, they were 3-3 on the road.

Their last game of the season came in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship semifinal in a 69-48 loss to No. 4 seed Towson Tigers on Friday, March 15 at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware.

“Krista has been an incredible leader of our women’s basketball program for the past 13 years,” Director of Athletics Rick Cole Jr. said. “We thank her immensely for her tireless work on behalf of our student-athletes and our women’s basketball program. She led our program to great heights during her tenure and we are indebted to her for all she has done to be a strong leader and advocate for our women’s basketball student-athletes and how she has represented herself within the Hofstra community.”

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