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Michelle Bento-Jackson Will Not Return As Santa Clara Head Coach

March 26, 2008

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara Athletics Department announced Tuesday that head women's basketball coach Michelle Bento-Jackson will not be offered a new contract. Her contract will expire at the end of the 2007-08 academic year.

"This decision comes after a great deal of careful thought and consideration," said SCU Athletics Director Dan Coonan. "While the team did perform well this year, I felt that it was in the best long term interest of the program to make a change. We will commence a national search for a replacement immediately."

About Santa Clara University Athletics
With 19 intercollegiate sports, the Broncos are perennial leaders in the West Coast Conference. Our student athletes take the field for men's and women's soccer, basketball, tennis, crew, cross country, golf, track and field, and water polo; men's baseball; and women's softball and volleyball.

About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,337 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's and law degrees and engineering Ph.D.s. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.