Courtesy of Binghamton Sports Information 

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton University athletics department has announced that women's basketball coach Rich Conover is being reassigned to other responsibilities within the department, and will not return as head coach for the 2008-09 season.

Associate head coach Nicole Scholl has been named head coach for the year. The University will then conduct a national search at an appropriate time.

"We are very fortunate to have someone of Nikki's talent and leadership ability to step in to this role," Director of Athletics Joel Thirer said. "Nikki has strong knowledge of the game and respect from the team."

Scholl has been at Binghamton for nine years - the last two as associate head coach. She is a former All-American at Moorhead State and began her coaching career with national Division II powerhouse North Dakota State.

She has served as the Bearcats' recruiting coordinator and has also specialized in post-player development. Since BU joined the America East in 2001-02, Scholl's efforts have resulted in 16 all-conference accolades.

Conover compiled a 67-78 record (46%) in five full seasons as head coach. This past season, the Bearcats went 11-19 and finished fifth out of nine teams in the America East.

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Binghamton University (N.Y.) announced that women's basketball coach Rich Conover has been reassigned to other duties. Associate head coach Nicole Scholl has been named head coach for the 2008-09 season.