Coach Eagan leaving Truman for Drury

Amy Eagan is leaving the Bulldogs to join the staff at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Current assistant coach Theo Dean is set to be the interim coach of the Bulldogs. The announcement was made to the team Monday night, just four days before the team was set to begin preseason practice. 

2019 would have been Amy Eagan’s seventh season as Truman’s coach this year with a record of 111-62. She is the all-time winningest coach in program history. 

Eagan also had a storied career as a player for Truman. She was inducted into the Truman Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. She was a four-time all-conference selection from 1996-1999. Eagan was also the starting point guard and was named an all-American for the Bulldogs in 1999 when the program set a school record with 22 wins and advanced to the quarter finals of the NCAA tournament.

She scored double-digit points in 76 of her 100 career games for the Bulldogs and finished her career with 1,527 points. When her career as a player ended she set all-time program records in steals, assists and was fourth in points.

In 2013 Eagan returned to Truman as a head coach. She began her coaching career at St. Ambrose University in Iowa from 2005-07. She moved on to Ashford University and was the coach there from 2010-2013.

In 2018, the women’s basketball team finished 23-8 overall and 13-5 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. The team’s conference record earned it fourth place in the GLVC. 

During postseason play the team made the quarter finals of the GLVC tournament and made the NCAA tournament. The Bulldogs lost to Grand Valley State University 89-64 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Drury had a strong 2018 finishing 35-1 in 2018. The team won the GLVC both in the regular season and tournament and did not lose its first game until the semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Drury’s current women’s basketball head coach is Molly Miller who is 148-17. 

In reference to Eagan leaving, Kevin White, senior associate athletics director and director of athletics communication, said in a written statement to the Index that the Athletics Department could not comment on personnel changes until they are official.