HELENA, Mont. -- Carroll College has named former Weber State basketball player and assistant Rachelle Gardner-Sayers as its new women's basketball coach.
Sayers replaces Shawn Nelson, who resigned after eight seasons to take a job at NCAA Division II Central Washington.
Sayers is an Absarokee native who spent the past 13 years as an assistant at NCAA Division I Weber State, including the last five as associate head coach. She twice earned all-Big Sky Conference honors as a player for the Wildcats.
Carroll athletic director Bruce Parker says Sayers' ties to Montana and her connections in the northwest and the Rocky Mountain regions will help with recruiting.
Sayers says she's excited to have the opportunity to coach at a great school with a lot of tradition.
The Independent Record reports two Carroll players -- Alex Dunn and Jessica Van Dyke -- have decided to follow Nelson to Central Washington.