Drake hires UW-EC coach

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Division I Drake introduced UW-Eau Claire coach Lisa Stone as head women's basketball coach in a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Stone, who led Eau Claire to a 277-59 record and is 311-91 overall, returns to the state of Iowa after 12 seasons at the Blugolds' helm. Stone previously coached at Cornell in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and was an Academic All-American selection at Iowa.

"I am so excited to be here," said Stone. "It's been an emotional roller coaster the last two weeks. My family and I are thrilled to be here."

Eau Claire finished the season 28-1, ranked No. 3 in the D3hoops.com Top 25. Former Drake coach Lisa Bluder left to take the top job at Iowa.