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Morgan Resigns from Purdue Women’s Basketball Staff


Longtime assistant stepping away from basketball for personal reasons


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue women’s basketball associate head coach Nadine Morgan announced her resignation Friday after 13 seasons with the Boilermakers.


“After a lot of prayer and thought, I’ve decided to step away from coaching for family and personal reasons,” Morgan said. “It was a very tough decision because of how much I love coach Versyp, the entire coaching staff, our amazing players past and present, my Purdue Athletics family, the Greater Lafayette community, and our Boilermaker faithful.”


Purdue won 276 games in Morgan’s tenure with the Purdue staff. The Boilermakers made nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including two trips to the Elite Eight, and won four Big Ten Tournament titles.


“I wish this program, and all of Purdue Athletics, nothing but the best moving forward,” Morgan said. “I’m proud to say that I’ve invested over a third of my life to this elite program and have been a part of some amazing moments during my tenure that I will cherish always. So, I think it’s safe to say that I’ll forever bleed black and gold.”


Morgan originally was hired by head coach Sharon Versyp as an assistant at Indiana in 2005 and followed her to Purdue a year later. Morgan was elevated to associate head coach in 2014, and she has played a major role in recruiting, scouting and guard development.


“Nadine is an amazing human being, a passionate coach and a dynamic recruiter,” Versyp said. “She has touched our Purdue community in so many ways and will be missed tremendously. We are grateful for her 13 years of commitment, outstanding character and passion for Purdue. We wish her the utmost happiness as she pursues her personal goals with her new family.


“Sometimes someone comes into your world and unexpectedly changes your life trajectory. Our staff will greatly miss Nadine as a coach and colleague and wish her the best as she embarks on an exciting new life journey.”