Jennifer Graf resigns as coach

NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Jennifer Graf, who spent 16 years as a member of the Northwestern State women's basketball program as a player, graduate assistant coach, assistant coach and head coach, has resigned to pursue other endeavors.

The university announced Wednesday that Graf spent eight seasons at the helm of the program, compiling a 106-131 career record. She was named the country's youngest head coach in 2004 and led her first squad to a 17-12 record, third place finish in Southland Conference and a spot in the league tournament semifinals.

Her teams returned to the semifinals in 2008-09 and 2009-10 but failed to make the slate this season when her team finished 6-23 overall and 2-14 in league play.

Officials say the school will launch a nationwide search for Graf's replacement.