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Boise St. Names Warden Head Coach

March 26, 2002

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ Boise State named Jen Warden its head women’s basketball coach on Tuesday.

Warden, a former assistant at Colorado, replaces Trisha Stevens, who resigned March 8 after six seasons.

``Her coaching experience and recruiting ties will lead to great things for our team,″ Boise State athletic director Gene Bleymaier said. ``I am confident that Jen will guide the women’s basketball program to great success.″

After Colorado lost to Oklahoma 94-60 in the NCAA West Regional final at Boise State on Monday, head coach Ceal Barry wished Warden well.

``I’m excited for Jen. She’ll be a great head coach,″ Barry said. ``On the other hand, it hurts because I lose my best recruiter.″

It will be the first head-coaching position for the 31-year-old Warden, who played for Colorado.

``I believe this is a tremendous opportunity to build a strong women’s basketball program,″ Warden said. ``I look forward to the challenge ahead.″

Boise State finished 10-20 overall and 5-13 in the Western Athletic Conference. The Broncos lost to Louisiana Tech in the second round of the conference tournament.

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