SAINT LEO, Fla. Malone native Missy West was hired as the womens basketball coach at NCAA Division II Saint Leo University on April 23, leaving Hartwick College in Oneonta after a six-year run.
West led the Hawks to three straight 22-win seasons, two Division III Tournament appearances and two trips to the Empire 8 Conference title game, finishing at 95-64.
Before Hartwick, she was an assistant coach at SUNY Canton for three years, helping the team to a 53-23 mark, including a Sunrise Conference title.
West was a three-sport standout at Malone, playing soccer, basketball and softball. She led Malone to a state Class B softball title in 1995 and later played basketball at Duke University, followed by a pro stint in Germany.