UNLV hires Stanford's La Rocque as women's basketball coach

The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- UNLV has hired former Stanford assistant and player Lindy La Rocque as its next women's basketball coach.

The school announced Wednesday that La Rocque will replace Kathy Oliver, who resigned on March 6 after the Rebels failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the 12th straight season.

La Rocque is a Las Vegas native who played at Durango High School before going on to make four straight Final Four appearances with Stanford, including a trip to the national title game in 2010.

She started her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma and spent two seasons as an assistant at Belmont before joining Tara VanDerveer's staff at Stanford in 2017. The Cardinal made the NCAA Tournament all three years La Rocque was there as an assistant, stretching her streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 11 straight years.

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