Malibu News
Pepperdine Basketball Coach Resigns
By Nedda Alishahi
Apr 8, 2013 - 10:12:24 AM

Julie Rousseau
MALIBU—The women’s basketball coach from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA put in her resignation this past week after nine seasons. According to the official website for Pepperdine University athletics, Julie Rousseau was the fifth head coach in the history of women’s basketball at Pepperdine University. 


She took her basketball team to the NCAA Tournament quicker than any women’s basketball coach. The Pepperdine Waves went to the NCAA Tournament during their second season with Rousseau coaching and won the 2006 West Conference tournament title.


Rousseau’s resignation was announced on Wednesday, April 3 where the university made mention of Rousseau’s 123-144 record during her nine seasons with the team. The Waves had a 5-23 record this season.

No mention was made regarding Rousseau’s return to coaching in the future, but the director of the athletics department at the university will reportedly begin looking for a new coach immediately.

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