RAPID CITY, SD – Longtime Lady Hardrockers head basketball coach Barb Felderman and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology have mutually agreed that her contract not be renewed for 2013-2014. Felderman closes out her career at the School of Mines after 32 years. Felderman led the Lady Hardrockers to 11 conference championships and nine NAIA appearances, including five Sweet 16 appearances and two Final Four appearances (1998 and 1999). She coached seven SDIC Championship teams and added DAC conference titles in 2002 and 2005. For 13 years, she coached both basketball and volleyball, as well as men’s tennis. Prior to her college coaching career, Felderman was the head coach of the Pierre Lady Governor basketball program leaving the post after the 1978 season. The university will recommend to the Board of Regents that Felderman be given the title of head coach emerita. The gym floor in the King Center will be named in her honor. The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
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