Howard Payne University announced in a Wednesday press release that women's basketball head coach Meia Daniels-Netter has resigned.
Daniels-Netter spent five seasons as head coach at her alma mater, where she comprised an 80-53 overall record, 60-29 in American Southwest Conference action with West Division titles in 2016 and 2017 and an appearance in the ASC tournament championship game in 2016.
Along with her position as the Lady Jackets head coach, Daniels-Netter also served the university as assistant director of athletics: senior woman administrator.
“Coach Netter has been a part of the HPU community for many years and we wish her great success in her future endeavors,” HPU athletic director Hunter Sims said in the press release.
Daniels-Netter, a 2008 graduate of HPU, returned to campus in 2012 to serve as an assistant for one season under then-head coach Josh Prock. Daniels-Netter then took over for Prock, who took the same position at Division II Eastern New Mexico.
Daniels-Netter received well over a dozen accolades during her playing career at Howard Payne, including national player of the year in 2008 as she helped lead the Lady Jackets to the NCAA Division III national championship with a perfect 33-0 record.
Daniels-Netter averaged 19.6 points per game in her senior season — scoring an ASC single-season high of 649 points — and ranks second all-time with 2,118 points in her career as a Lady Jacket. She played for three ASC championship teams in four seasons under head coach Chris Kielsmeier.
She began her coaching career as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Division II Wayne State College in Nebraska where Kielsmeier is now the head coach.
According to the press release, HPU will begin a search for a new head coach immediately.