Fowler: State will hire a women's coach by mid-April
Posted April 3, 2009
Raleigh, N.C. — N.C. State athletics director Lee Fowler said Friday he has interviewed Stephanie Glance and others and expects to have a women’s coach hired by the middle of April.
And, by the way, Fowler plans to be at N.C. State then – and beyond.
A rumor making the rounds this week had N.C. State on the brink of a major athletics department shakeup. But university spokesman Keith Nichols said there had been no special meeting of the Board of Trustees, and Fowler said he wasn’t on the brink of leaving the school.
“I’m still here,” he said. “I’ve got a contract through October of 2013.”
Fowler said he had heard the rumor, but assumed it was an April Fool’s joke that had taken off on the Internet.
For now, though, he does have one job on his mind – find the next basketball coach for the N.C. State women’s team. Glance served as the interim head coach this past season, and Fowler has interviewed her for the position.
“I have interviewed Stephanie and interviewed some other candidates,” Fowler said. “The process has begun.”
Fowler expects a decision by the middle of April. State is looking, of course, to replace Kay Yow, who died this past season.
Fowler wouldn’t be specific on what he wants from the coaching position.
“I’m looking for the best coach for N.C. State,” he said.