Lappe named Colorado women’s basketball coach |

Lappe named Colorado women’s basketball coach

BOULDER, Colo. – Linda Lappe, a former player and team captain for Colorado, returned to the school Monday as the new coach of the Buffaloes’ women’s basketball team.

Introduced at a news conference outside the Coors Events Center, Lappe was signed to a five-year contract. Terms of the deal were not released. She replaces Kathy McConnell-Miller, who was let go last month after going 65-88 in five seasons.

Lappe played at Colorado from 1998-2003. She was an All-Big 12 honorable mention selection and helped Colorado to three straight NCAA tournament appearances, including a spot in the round of eight in 2002.

Lappe spent the last three seasons as head coach at Metropolitan State College in Denver, where she went 50-36. The Roadrunners finished with winning records in each of her three seasons.

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