UAPB's Shelton tenders resignation as head women's basketball coach
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has announced the resignation of head women's basketball coach Cary Shelton, effective at the conclusion of his contract on June 30, 2012.
Shelton held the position for three years, compiling a cumulative record of 10-79. His best season came in 2008-09, when the Lady Lions were 8-22.
Prior to being tabbed as head women's basketball coach, Shelton served as an assistant coach with the women's basketball program.
"We appreciate the work that Coach Shelton did in attempting to elevate our women's basketball program," said Lonza Hardy Jr., UAPB's Director of Athletics. "We all wish him the very best in all of his future endeavors. Our plan now is to launch a national search for a replacement who can come in and have an immediate positive impact on our program."
Hardy said he plans to immediately begin evaluating applications as soon as they begin to come in and to select a new coach at the appropriate time.