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EIU coach departs after OVC title

Updated: April 15, 2013, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Eastern Illinois says women's basketball coach Lee Buchanan has resigned after taking his team to a conference title in his first season.

Buchanan said Monday that he's stepping down to "pursue other professional opportunities" and to spend more time with his family. He didn't say what those opportunities are or offer other details.

Athletic director Barbara Burke thanked Buchanan for his time at the university. He was an assistant coach at the Charleston school ...

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