Anne Donovan to leave New York Liberty for Seton Hall job

Head coach Anne Donovan of the WBNA’s New York Liberty will be filling the head coaching vacancy for Seton Hall’s women’s basketball program, according to

Donovan, the interim head coach of the Liberty through the 2009 season, is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. She is the only women to have played to a national women’s college title and coached a team to a professional title.

A three-time Olympian, Donovan coached the USA women’s basketball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. USA won gold that year.

Donovan will be taking the place of Phyllis Mangina, whose 25 year head coaching career at the Hall came to an end after the 2009-2010 season.

She will try and improve a Pirates team that went 9-21 overall and finished last in the Big East with a 1-15 record, the worst in school history.

The announcement of Donovan’s hiring is expected to come later on this week, according to

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