Sacha Santimano Named Head Coach Of Bowdoin Women’s Basketball

Washington: India-born Sacha Santimano has been named as head coach of Bowdoin Women’s Basketball team.

Bowdoin on Wednesday announced it had hired Santimano as its next next women’s basketball coach. Santimano, 39, replaces Adrienne Shibles, who accepted an offer to coach the Division I Dartmouth College women’s basketball team. Shibles won a program-best 281 games in 12 seasons at Bowdoin.

Eastern Nazarene competes in the Division III New England Collegiate Conference. Santimano earned conference coach of the year honors twice at Eastern Nazarene, in 2019-20 and 2011-12.

Born in India, Santimano grew up in Lansing, Kansas. She is a 2003 Dakota State University graduate, and later earned a master’s degree in teaching from the University of the Cumberlands (Williamsburg, Kentucky).

She has previously held assistant coaching positions at the University of St. Mary’s in Kansas, University of the Cumberlands, and Asbury University, also in Kentucky. She was named the interim head coach at Allen Community College in Kansas in 2010, before securing the head coaching job at Eastern Nazarene in 2011.

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