After 14 years on the bench, the Canisius women's basketball program is making a change.
Director of Athletics, Bill Maher, announced Thursday that the contract of head women's basketball coach Terry Zeh would not be renewed.
In a press release Maher said, "I want to thank Terry for his 21 years of service and dedication to Canisius College, our women's basketball program and to all the student-athletes he coached. Terry led our women's basketball program for the last 14 years with passion and integrity and I am grateful for his efforts. The challenge for any athletic director is to determine what is in the best interest of the College and our athletic program, and as difficult as this decision is, I believe it is in the best interest that we have a change in leadership for our women's basketball program."
As head coach of the women's team, Zeh won nearly 200 games and leaves as the program's all-time winningest coach. During his tenure, the Golden Griffins went to the postseason twice and won the program's first and only MAAC Tournament Championship.
In a press release Coach Zeh said, "I would like to say thank you to all the wonderful people and student-athletes that I have had the chance to work with in my 21 years at Canisius. I am very proud of all of their accomplishments, both on and off the court, and I am honored to have been a part of the two Division I postseason appearances in program history. The relationships that I made at Canisius will carry on forever, and I will always be thankful for those people."
Zeh also served seven years as an assistant coach with the Canisius men's basketball team.
A search for a new women's head coach will begin immediately.