After defeating Azusa Pacific in the 2014 National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) National Championship this past April, Oregon head coach Felecia Mulkey commented on the immediate future of the program.
“I think we are in a great spot and we have a great core group moving forward,” Mulkey told GoDucks.com. “We’ll be stronger next year, believe it or not.”
Mulkey, it turns out, will not be a part of that core group heading into 2015.
According to Baylor University athletic director Ian McCaw, Mulkey is leaving Oregon and has accepted a position to become the next head coach at Baylor.
“I am truly excited to be taking this next step in my coaching career,” Mulkey told the Baylor athletic department. “It’s a chance for me to move closer to my family and to assume the reins of an established program and take it to the next level. I enjoyed an amazing five years at Oregon but am eager to accept this challenge. I am extremely impressed with the commitment and support of the Baylor administration on all levels for the Acrobatics & Tumbling program and its student-athletes.”
The search for Mulkey’s replacement at Oregon will begin immediately, according to the Oregon athletic department.
In her five years as head coach at Oregon, Mulkey complied a 43-3 record and won four NCATA National Championships.
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