NIU women’s basketball: Head coach Kathi Bennett resigns

Kathi Bennett addresses the media in October 2011 at the Convocation Center.

By Northern Star staff

Kathi Bennett, women’s basketball head coach, has resigned, according to a Wednesday Athletics news release.

Bennett leaves behind a record of 57 wins and 93 losses in five seasons. She took the Huskies to the MAC Tournament all five seasons, going 3-5.

The Huskies went 12-17 in 2014-15 as injuries left them with seven or eight players on most nights.

A national search for a head coach will begin immediately, said Athletic Director Sean Frazier, according to Athletics.

“We thank coach Bennett for her years of dedication to NIU and wish her the best in the future,” said Frazier, according to Athletics.

Bennett had signed a contract extension through the 2017 season, according to an Aug. 22, 2012, Athletics news release.

Bennett didn’t respond to a request for comment. Donna Turner, associate athletic director for communications, said Frazier would not comment.