Sue Darling Named Head Coach of Northern Arizona

Sue Darling Named Head Coach of Northern Arizona

CREATED Jun 18, 2012

Sports Director: Jason Barr

Tucson (Courtesy: University of Arizona)

Arizona assistant women’s basketball coach Sue Darling was named head coach of the Northern Arizona women’s basketball team, the program announced on Monday.

“We are extremely happy for Coach Darling,” Arizona head coach Niya Butts said. “I think she will do a great job at NAU. Certainly we will miss her, but understand she is ready to start her own program over there. I will be cheering for them all the time, except when they play Arizona.”

With the appointment, Darling becomes the second staff member under Arizona head coach Niya Butts to be named a head coach after Chance Lindley was named head coach at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2011.

At Arizona, Darling served as an offensive coordinator, while directing player and team development. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, Darling was instrumental in recruiting, scouting, marketing and community relations.