SIU's womens basketball coach resigns

Carbondale, IL - (KFVS) -- According to Southern Illinois Director of athletics, Mario Moccia, the Saluki womans basketball coach, Dana Eikenberg has resigned along with Associate head coach Megan Lanham.

Eikenberg's resignation is effective April 9th.

The embattled head coach was under fire last season after allegations of verbal abuse regarding players surfaced, an accusation Eikenberg denied.

Under Eikenberg's tenure more than a dozen players left the program.

Eikenberg took over the program prior to the 2004-05 season, compiling a 53 and 92 record in five seasons.

Including a Missouri Valley Championship in 2007.

The search for a new women's basketball coach will begin immediately.