Minnesota’s Whalen resigns after 3rd straight losing season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen resigned as Minnesota women’s basketball coach after a third straight losing season.

Whalen is considered the greatest player in the program’s history and was hired five years ago with no previous coaching experience.

The Gophers’ 11-19 season ended with a first-round loss to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday. They tied for 12th in the Big Ten with a 4-12 record.

Athletic director Mark Coyle said Whalen will stay on as a special assistant to the athletics director through April 12, 2025.