Players had complained of mistreatment

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State women's basketball
coach Chris Denker resigned Wednesday, weeks after at least two
players complained they were mistreated.

A statement released by the university on behalf of Denker
didn't mention the controversy. Denker said he was resigning for
personal reasons after compiling a 53-38 record and a trip to the
WNIT in 2004. The school's 15-13 record this past season was the
worst in 10 years.

"My family and my wife's family are all located on the West
Coast," he said. "We wanted an opportunity for our two young
children to grow up around their families. "My staff and I would
like to wish the Rams the best of luck in the future."

At least two players complained of mistreatment to Athletic
Director Mark Driscoll in the final weeks of the just completed

Driscoll said he would head a search committee that immediately
would begin a national search for a successor.

"In this situation, the sooner the better," Driscoll said.

Denker joined the Rams in 2002 after nine seasons at Santa
Clara. Denker replaced Tom Collen who left to take over at
Vanderbilt but resigned over a disputed résumé.