Colorado State names Warden as women’s hoops coach |

Colorado State names Warden as women’s hoops coach

FORT COLLINS – Boise State’s Jen Warden was named Colorado State women’s basketball coach on Tuesday.Warden replaces Chris Denker, who resigned April 6 after 12 of his 14 players asked school officials to replace him, complaining of mistreatment. Denker has said he resigned for personal reasons.Warden was 29-59 in three seasons at Boise State. She was an assistant coach for 10 years at Colorado under Ceal Barry, who retired after the 2004-05 season.”Jen has a well-deserved reputation as an excellent recruiter,” Colorado State athletics director Mark Driscoll said. “She has a detailed knowledge of the high school players and coaches in the state and I know that she is going to have a very positive impact on our program for many years to come.”Warden, who will be the program’s ninth head coach, will be formally introduced Wednesday.She agreed to a five-year contract with an annual base salary of $115,000.The other finalist for the Colorado State job, Arizona State assistant Meg Sanders, withdrew her name last week.In three seasons at Colorado State, Denker was 53-38 with one appearance in the WNIT. Last year, CSU was 15-13, its worst finish in 10 years.

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