Liz Doran Resigns as Women’s Basketball Coach at Colorado College

Liz Doran has resigned as head coach of the women’s basketball program at Colorado College, director of athletics Ken Ralph announced today. Doran, whose resignation is effective June 30, 2016, has been the Tigers’ head coach since 2008.

“I want to thank Liz for her effort and professionalism in leading the Tigers for the past eight years,” Ralph said. “She has a strong passion for the game and a terrific basketball IQ. I know I speak on behalf of our entire staff in wishing her the best in her new endeavors.”

Doran guided the Tigers to a 4-21 record this season and a 65-139 mark in her eight seasons at the school. In her first season, she helped Melanie Auguste earn Division III All-America and Academic All-America honors as well as the 2009 Josten’s Trophy. Doran also coached Becky Luetjen, who earned a spot on the All-West Region third team in 2010-11 and ’11-12.

“It has been a wonderful opportunity to lead this program for the past eight years,” Doran said. “Upon reflection at the end of the season I realized that this is a good time to pursue other personal and professional opportunities. I am grateful to have started my head coaching career with the wonderful people at Colorado College.”

Doran came to Colorado College from Oglethorpe University where she served as an assistant coach for five years. Doran helped guide the Stormy Petrels to a school-record 27-7 mark and an appearance in the Division III Final Four during the 2007-08 season.

A national search for Doran’s replacement will begin immediately.

Photo Courtesy Colorado College Athletics

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