Univ. of Mass. Hires Dacko As Coach
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) _ Marnie Dacko, who spent the last seven seasons at Cornell, was hired Thursday as head coach at Massachusetts.
She leaves Cornell with an 80-104 record, making her the program’s career leader in wins.
Dacko was Ivy League Coach of the Year in 1996, and led the Big Red to a program-best 15 wins in 2000-01. Cornell finished 14-13 last season.
Before coaching the Big Red, Dacko was an assistant at Wisconsin, St. John’s and Northwestern. Teams she has been associated with in 24 seasons as a coach have a 400-280 record.
She had a 100 percent graduation rate at Cornell.
Dacko, a 1978 graduate of Southern Connecticut State, replaces Joanie O’Brien, whose contract was not renewed following a 12-18 season.