Former Mizzou coach Stein hired as Salukis’ women’s basketball coach

By The Associated Press and staff reporting

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Cindy Stein, former women’s basketball coach at Missouri, has taken the same post at Southern Illinois.

Stein left Missouri in 2010 after several years of losing records. She coached at Missouri for 12 years and left with a record of 185-175.

Though she led the Tigers to three NCAA Tournament appearances, she had losing records in her last five seasons.

Stein was introduced Thursday in Carbondale, more than two weeks after the Salukis closed out a 5-26 season with a loss to Creighton in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Stein recently coached at Illinois Central College in Peoria, where she led the Cougars to a 32-4 record and a third-place finish in her junior college division’s national tournament last month.

Before that, she was 185-175 in 12 years at Missouri before she resigned in 2010.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Stein has signed a five-year deal that will pay her $149,000 in base salary in each of the first two years, $155,000 in years three and four, and $160,000 in the fifth year. Southern Illinois competes in the Missouri Valley Conference.

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