Evansville: Head coach Oties Epps resigns
University of Evansville Director of Athletics Mark Spencer has announced that he has accepted the resignation of head women’s basketball coach Oties Epps, effective immediately.
“Oties has given all he had to try and ensure the success of his program, staff and the young women under his supervision and leadership,” remarked Spencer. “I respect his decision to resign. His student-athletes have been great ambassadors for the University and he departs with our best wishes for success and happiness.”
Epps took over the Purple Aces program in May 2011 and compiled a 44-106 (.293) overall record, including a 15-16 mark during the 2013-14 season. In MVC play, he put together a 26-62 (.295) mark, leading UE to the MVC Tournament semifinals in the 2014-15 season.
“The University of Evansville women’s basketball team has made great strides in many areas to try and become a consistently successful program” said Epps. “We have an outstanding group of student-athletes who have the talent and work ethic to attain the lofty goals the University has set. I am stepping aside and am hopeful that the next person can build off the foundation left behind and find the success that we all were searching for. I will be following their progress and rooting for them every step of the way.”
Assistant Coach Matt Ruffing will serve as Interim Head Coach and is assuming those duties for the remainder of this season and through the 2016-17 season.