Saturday, August 12, 2006
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School Athletics Director Richard Lee confirmed Friday that head girls basketball coach Ashley Berggren will not return this season to coach. Lee wouldn't give a reason for Berggren's departure.
Berggren, who coached for two years at Steamboat, led the team to a 7-16 record last year.
Before coming to Steamboat, Berggren was a star at the University of Illinois in the mid-1990s. Berggren left Illinois as the all-time leading scorer in school history (2,089 points) and as fifth all-time in the Big Ten Conference.
She was named Big Ten Player of the Year while playing at Illinois from 1994 to 1998. She also spent a year playing for the Chicago Condors in the American Basketball League before the league folded.
Principal Mike Knezevich and Berggren did not return phone calls Friday.