Caldwell resigns as UCCS women’s basketball coach

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women’s basketball coach Jessika Caldwell resigned her position, UCCS athletic director Stephen Kirkham announced Wednesday.

The Mountain Lions finished 8-19 this past season and 6-13 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play. In her four seasons as coach, UCCS went a combined 41-71 and 28-48 in RMAC games.

“I really loved my time at UCCS and I believe that this program holds great promise for the future,” said Caldwell

Caldwell guided her team to the RMAC playoffs in 2005-06, her first season as coach. That team went 12-15 (9-10 RMAC) before being beaten by Fort Lewis in the first round of the RMAC playoffs.

One of the brightest highlights of Caldwell’s tenure came at the beginning of the 2007-08 season when the Mountain Lions beat Winona State, Limestone and Bellarmine to win the Group Endurance championship of the 2007 Disney's Division II Tip-Off East Coast Classic. Her team overcame a 20-point deficit in the final game to win the tournament.

“We appreciate coach Caldwell’s energy and efforts on behalf of the athletic department,” said Kirkham. “We wish her luck in her future endeavors.”