Behrend head coach Roz Fornari announces retirement

Roz Fornari, the head women's basketball coach at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College for the last 21 years and winningest coach in program history with more than 300 career wins, has announced her retirement.

Fornari, a four-time AMCC Coach of the Year, boasted a record of 347-214 in her career at the college. Her 1993-94 team was the first ever to play in the NCAA Tournament and two years later her squad won the ECAC South Region Championship.

"Coach Fornari has had a great impact on the lives of many of our student-athletes during her long career at Penn State Behrend, and she will be missed," said Director of Athletics Brian Streeter.

Fornari led the Lions to eight ECAC playoff appearances, five AMCC regular-season championships, three NCAA Division III Tournament bids, two AMCC Championships and one ECAC South Region title.

Fornari has coached 36 All-AMCC players, including three Players of the Year and two Newcomers of the Year along with two Academic All-Americans. In her 21 years at the helm of the program, Fornari's teams have recorded 19 winning seasons.

Streeter will begin a national search for Fornari's replacement immediately.

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Last Updated April 01, 2014