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Unexpected Resignation

Monday, 15 April 2013

Late this afternoon Eastern Illinois University officials announced head women's basketball coach Lee Buchanan resigned.

Buchanan has been a part of the women's basketball program for the last six years.

He served as an assistant coach for five years and was promoted to head coach last season.

He led the team to a 20 and 12 record that included an OVC regular season co-championship and a WNIT appearance.

In an email released to the media today Buchanan says he decided to leave EIU to pursue other professional opportunities and spend more time with his family.

News Watch did contact Buchanan but so far our calls haven't been returned.

Officials say a national search for his replacement will begin immediately.

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