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UConn women’s basketball assistant coach takes leave of absence

UConn assistant coach Jasmine Lister has taken a leave of absence in her second season with the team.

University of Connecticut assistant basketball coach Jasmine Lister will take a leave of absence due to personal reasons, the school announced on Friday. Lister has been out of action since the team’s loss to Baylor on Jan. 9 and a university spokesperson said she had not been feeling well.

Lister was in just her second season as an assistant coach for the team.

Jamelle Elliott will take over Lister’s duties on an intern basis. Elliott was a part of UConn’s first national championship winning team in 1995 and previously served on head coach Geno Auriemmo’s staff from 1998 to 2009 during which time the team won five more titles. Her most recent coaching experience was as head coach of the University of Cincinnati’s women’s basketball program from 2009 to 2018.

No. 4 UConn plays again Monday, when it hosts No. 3 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

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