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CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 30: Missouri State Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper looks on in game action during the Women's NCAA Division I Championship - Third Round game between the Missouri State Lady Bears and the Stanford Cardinal on March 30, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 30: Missouri State Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper looks on in game action during the Women's NCAA Division I Championship - Third Round game between the Missouri State Lady Bears and the Stanford Cardinal on March 30, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 30: Missouri State Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper looks on in game action during the Women’s NCAA Division I Championship – Third Round game between the Missouri State Lady Bears and the Stanford Cardinal on March 30, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 30: Missouri State Lady Bears head coach Kellie Harper looks on in game action during the Women’s NCAA Division I Championship – Third Round game between the Missouri State Lady Bears and the Stanford Cardinal on March 30, 2019 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

Missouri State- Missouri Valley

Departed coach/record:  Kellie Harper 6 seasons (118-79 overall, 78-30 MVC)

Reason for departure: Harper accepted the head coaching position at Tennessee.

New coach/previous position: Amaka Agugua-Hamilton, Michigan State associate head coach- One of the 30 up-and-coming coaches as selected by a wide variety of women’s basketball experts a few months ago,  Agugua-Hamilton spent six seasons helping Michigan State become one of the premier teams in the Big 10. Just 36-years-old, Agugua-Hamilton is an 18-year D1 vet, playing at Hofstra for four years, then having coaching stops at VCU, Indiana, Old Dominion and Michigan State.

Agugua-Hamilton while look to keep Missouri State moving forward after a Sweet Sixteen run this past season. The team will return four of its top five leading scorers.

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