LeForce steps down from CCU

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina women's head basketball coach Alan LeForce has decided retire after 16 seasons on the Lady Chants' bench.

He missed the last 15 games of this season due to illness. In a press release issued by Coastal Carolina University, he says his "recent health issues really didn't factor into my decision, except that it gave me more time to think about it and the more I thought about it, the more I became convinced that this was the right time to move on to the next phase of my life."

LeForce is the all-time winningest coach in CCU women's basketball history, compiling a record of 228-227 in his time in Conway. He finishes with a mark of 467-406 during his 30-year college coaching career. He began coaching in 1958 at Williamsburg High School in Kentucky. From then on, he spent time at Cumberland College (Ky.), Furman, College of Charleston, Coastal Academy, East Cooper High School and East Tennessee State. He was also an assistant director of athletics at ETSU.

In his time coaching the men's team, he led the Bucs to two NCAA Tournament appearances, and in 1992, upset the University of Arizona in the round of 64.

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