Illinois hires Fahey as next women's basketball coach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has hired Hall of Famer Nancy Fahey to be its next women's basketball coach.

Fahey comes to Illinois after a 31-year tenure at Washington University in St. Louis. She won an NCAA record five Division III national championships, made 10 Final Fours and has 737 career victories. She guided the program to an 81-game winning streak from 1998 to 2001.

Fahey was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012.

Fahey takes over for Matt Bollant, who was fired after five seasons at Illinois. He had a 61-94 record during his time, including a 22-62 mark in Big Ten play. The team just finished a 9-22 season, including a 3-13 record in the Big Ten.

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