Stony Brook University head women’s basketball coach Michelle Cherry has resigned her position effective immediately, University athletics director Jim Fiore announced Sunday.
Current assistant coach Evelyn Thompson has been named interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Stony Brook will conduct a national search for Cherry’s successor.
“I want to thank Coach Cherry for her contributions to Stony Brook women’s basketball over the last seven years and wish her all the best in her future endeavors,” Fiore said in a statement. “We will now focus our efforts on the remainder of the season and move forward as a basketball program.”
Cherry came to Stony Brook as an assistant coach in 2004 and then was named the program’s seventh head coach on June 6, 2007. She compiled a 27-79 overall record. This season, Stony Brook is 3-13 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
“At this time, it is in my best interest and in the best interest of Stony Brook women’s basketball that I step down,” Cherry said in a statement. “I want to thank Jim Fiore, the entire staff, and my student-athletes for their efforts while I was the women’s basketball head coach.”