Cincinnati, OH (FOX19) - After two national titles and 636 career wins, NKU women's basketball coach Nancy Winstel announced her retirement Wednesday night. Winstel, who played basketball for the Norse and graduated from NKU in 1977 had coached her alma mater for 29 seasons.
"I was very fortunate to work at the school that I attended, and I'm not sure I would have even gone to college if NKU had not been around," said Winstel. "I want to thank Marilyn Scroggin Moore, who was my coach in college, for being the person Iwanted to be like the most when I was a player.
"I also want to thank Jane Meier for hiring me. Jane is a great mentor and a great friend, and I will love her forever.Most of all, I want to thank all of the players who have worn the NKU uniform proudly over the years. I will love them forever and always be here for them. I will always be a Lady Norse…because once a Lady Norse, always a Lady Norse."
NKU's athletics department will move up to NCAA Division One in the fall of 2012.