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April 17, 2014

Pfeiffer women's basketball coach resigns

Thursday, April 17, 2014 — Pfeiffer head women’s basketball coach Roy Dow resigned his position with the university on Monday, according to school officials.

Dow spent one season as the head coach of the Lady Falcons, posting a 5-21 overall record in the 2013-14 campaign. He joined the Pfeiffer staff in 2013 after spending five season at California Luthern University, an NCAA Division III school in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

“My family remains in Southern California, and in combination with emerging professional opportunities there, I have decided to tender my resignation,” said Dow in a statement, which appeared on a university website.

“I want to thank Bob Reasso for this opportunity.”

Bob Reasso, athletic director and vice president for athletics, said that Dow “is tying up some loose ends before leaving” Pfeiffer, adding that Dow was performing some duties to help when a new coach is hired.

Reasso also said that Dow was the director of the Knapp Center on the Pfeiffer campus and was also in charge of organizing intramural sports on campus.

A search will begin immediately for a new head coach, according to Reasso, who said that Pfeiffer will “probably reach out to former candidates” as well as advertising the job vacancy.

“We had some outstanding candidates last time,” Reasso said.

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