Marietta College Director of Athletics Larry Hiser announced the resignation of head women's basketball coach Jill Meiring on Thursday.
Meiring, who coached the Pioneers for five years, leaves to accept the head girls basketball and physical education teaching position at Hamilton High School near Cincinnati.
Meiring took over a program that saw four coaches in three years and won just two games the season before she arrived in Marietta. Last winter, she led the Pioneers back to the Ohio Athletic Conference tournament for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
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Jill Meiring, top facing camera, celebrates after the Marietta College women defeated Baldwin-Wallace at Ban Johnson Arena on Dec. 3, 2011. Meiring resigned as MC hoops coach Thursday.
Marietta finished 10-16 last year reaching double-digit victories for only the second time in the last 17 campaigns. The Pioneers return their top 10 scorers from last season as they continue to climb the OAC standings.
Prior to Marietta, Meiring was an assistant coach at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky for five seasons. She also served as Transylvania's interim head coach during the 2005-06 season.
Third-year assistant coach and former Warren standout Stacia Shrider will manage the daily operation of the women's basketball program until a decision is made on Meiring's successor.