Quinn retires as NYU's women's basketball coach

Updated: September 25, 2008, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Janice Quinn, who led NYU to one women's Division III title and two other Final Four appearances in 21 seasons, retired Thursday because of medical issues, the school announced.

Quinn, who will remain an associate director of athletics, has had an arrhythmia-related condition for several years, had a pacemaker implanted four weeks ago.

She was a 1,000-point scorer at NYU, graduating in 1985. She was an assistant at her alma mater for two seasons before becoming head coach in 1987 at age 23.

She compiled a 453-127 record and the Violets won the national championship in 1997 and reached the Final Four in 1996 and 2007. NYU went to the NCAA tournament 13 times under Quinn and it won the University Athletic Association championship six times.

The school did not announce a successor.

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