Updated: 12:33 a.m., Mann resigns as BGSU asst. coach (2-22-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 February 2013 23:12
Ali Mann has resigned as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Bowling Green State University, the school announced Friday.
The resignation is effective immediately. No reason was given for Mann’s resignation.
A former standout player for the Falcons, Mann was in her first season as a BG assistant.
A four-year starter at BG, Mann helped the Falcons to an average of over 25 wins per year, as BG went 103-25 during her tenure.
The Falcons won Mid-American Conference regular-season and tournament titles in each of her final three seasons, and won a pair of NCAA tournament games against Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt in 2007, becoming the first MAC women’s team to advance to the Round of 16.
Mann finished her career ranked second in school history in career scoring and third in rebounding, with 1,825 career points and 911 boards. She earned all-conference honors in each of her four seasons, and became just the sixth player in MAC history to be named MAC player of the year, MAC freshman of the year and MAC tournament MVP during her career.
Currently, Mann ranks third in school history in both career scoring and rebounding.
Mann returned to BG after spending the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach at Colgate. Her coaching experience also includes over two years (2008-10) as an assistant at Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne as well as a head-coaching stint with the Quinta dos Lombos under-19 team in Portugal in 2010-11.
In addition to coaching the U19 team, Mann played professionally with the main club at Quinta dos Lombos in 2010-11. She was appointed a captain within the first month of joining the team, and helped the club become the first in Portuguese basketball history to win the Federation Cup, the Portugal Cup and the national title all in the same year.
Mann’s professional playing experience also includes a stint with AB Contern in Luxembourg immediately after graduation, as well as five months with Clube Propaganda de Natacao in 2008.
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 01:33

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