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Maryland women’s basketball announces coaching staff promotions & additions

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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Maryland women’s basketball announced several changes to its coaching staff Wednesday afternoon.

Multiple staff members received promotions, but the most notable change for next season is the addition of Lindsey Spann. The new Director of Recruiting Operations and Player Personnel spent three seasons playing at Penn State before transferring to South Carolina for her final collegiate season in 2017-18. She stuck on as a graduate assistant last year. Now, she’s coming to College Park to run recruiting ops.

As for the current staff, four promotions were announced within the program. Assistant coach Kaitlynn Fratz has also ditched the interim tag as well to solidify her spot on the bench. Sean Ehlbeck, hired as the Director of Video and Scouting in 2018, is now the Director of Scouting. Former Director of Recruiting Operations Joe Glowacki has been promoted to Director of Video. And Keith Pough, who served as interim Assistant Director of Basketball Performance, has earned the full-time job going forward.

The news comes one day after the NCAA officially announced sanctions — most of which were self-imposed — on the program for minor recruiting violations. Maryland’s program will be down a scholarship for three years, but should still be one of the nation’s top teams for several seasons to come.

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