Susan Robinson Fruchtl takes over

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Susan Robinson Fruchtl has been hired as the women's basketball coach at Providence.

She will be formally introduced at a press conference on Wednesday.

Robinson Fruchtl comes to Providence after spending the last five seasons at St. Francis University (Pa.). She guided the Red Flash to three-consecutive Northeast Conference championship games, captured two conference titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2010 and 2011.

She replaces Phil Seymore, who resigned in March after guiding the Friars to a 13-17 mark this season.

Robinson Fruchtl played at Penn State and had more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.