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W-Hoops assistant coach Lindley named Nebraska at Omaha head coach

After three seasons at Arizona, women’s basketball assistant coach Chance Lindley has been named the head coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Lindley, 35, was brought in as an assistant at Arizona when head coach Niya Butts took over prior to the 2008 season. With Lindley on the staff, Arizona saw an increase in wins in each of his three seasons.

“”I want to thank Niya Butts for the opportunity to work with her,”” Lindley said in a release. “”We wish nothing but the best in the future for Niya, the staff, and the team.””

Lindley is the first male head coach the 40-year history of UNO’s women’s basketball program, and it is his first head coaching job since leaving Barton County Community College to join Arizona’s coaching staff.

He has a 148-33 record as a head coach at the high school and junior college ranks.

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