Sara Cepek Steps Down From Head Women's Basketball Coaching Position.
April 8, 2002 Posted 1:30 PM CST
MOORHEAD -- Concordia-Moorhead athletic director, Dr. Armin Pipho, announced today that second-year head women's basketball coach Sara Cepek has resigned her position at Concordia effective May 6, the end of the academic year. Cepek is stepping down because of personal reasons and the chance to try a new career path.
Cepek compiled a record at Concordia of 30-21 overall and 27-16 in the MIAC. She guided the Cobbers to the first-ever MIAC playoffs in the 2000-01, where the team won an opening round game over Gustavus before falling to St. Thomas in the semifinals.
Cepek came to Concordia after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Minnesota State University-Mankato. She began her coaching career at South Dakota State University where she served as a graduate assistant. After two years at SDSU, she became the top assistant coach at Loyola University in Chicago, Ill., before leaving for the top assistant job at Mankato.
"I have enjoyed my two years at Concordia," Cepek said, "but I feel personally right now I need to step away and try a new path in life. I am grateful for the opportunity Concordia gave me and I believe that there is a bright future for Cobber basketball."
Dr. Pipho expressed his gratitude by saying, "We will miss Sara's energy, enthusiasm and passion for the game of basketball. She has given a huge commitment to our basketball program the last two years, and the team has continued to compete at a high level under her leadership." He went on to add, "Sara has been appreciated by everyone on Concordia's campus and our best wishes will go with her as she pursues new opportunities and goals in life."
Pipho added, "We plan to have an announcement in the next several days regarding steps toward naming a replacement."
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