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College Sports

MCC names Kishwaukee's Karen Wiley women's basketball coach

McHenry County College athletic director Wally Reynolds announced Wednesday the Scots had hired Karen Wiley as their new women’s basketball coach.

Wiley joins MCC after coaching at Kishwaukee College for 14 seasons. The Kougars were 149-60 since 2009 under Wiley and were in the top eight of the NJCAA National Tournament the last two seasons.

“There are great things ahead for MCC Scots women’s basketball,” Wiley said in an MCC news release. “I will begin immediately to work closely with the high school and AAU programs to develop a quality team and program. We have roster positions for the coming year and it presents a great opportunity.”

Wiley’s 2013 team finished fourth in the NJCAA Tournament and was 27-10. This season’s team was 30-7 and was in the NJCAA Elite Eight.

“We were very fortunate that Karen Wiley was attracted to our women’s basketball program,” Reynolds said in the release. “Her Region IV experience, team records, awards, student development successes and commitment to academic success made her candidacy stand out.”

The Scots were 2-25 last season.

“I’m a strong believer that everything worthwhile doing is built with enthusiasm and hard work,” Wiley said. “I am excited and highly motivated by this opportunity to join the MCC Scots’ family and begin a new venture and team-building process.”

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