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Amy Berbary’s contract not renewed by IU Athletics

Former IU women's soccer Coach Amy Berbary pats Mykayla Brown on the back after a game Aug. 28, 2016 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. IU athletics announced Thursday that Berbary's contract would not be renewed.

IU Athletic Director Fred Glass announced Thursday that IU women's soccer Coach Amy Berbary’s contract would not be extended past this season. Assistant coach Sandy Davidson has assumed the position as interim head coach of the team. 

The decision came three weeks after IU missed out on a bid to the Big Ten Tournament. 

"We thank Amy for her hard work and dedication to Indiana University," said Glass in an IU Athletics release. "I have tremendous respect for Amy and wish her well in all of her future endeavors." 

Over her six seasons at the helm, the Hoosiers compiled a record of 46-54-18. IU saw a breakthrough season in Berbary’s first season in Bloomington, going 15-7-1 in 2013. The Hoosiers made a run in the NCAA Tournament before getting shut out by No. 5 North Carolina.

From 2014-2017, IU failed to finish a season over the .500 mark. The Hoosiers ended that streak in what was ultimately Berbary’s final season when they finished 8-8-2 in 2018. 

Senior Associate Athletic Director Stephen Harper will lead a search for a new coach. In addition to Harper, advisors of the athletic department and an unnamed student athlete representing the women's soccer team will help with the search.

Once a new coach is found, the new coach will choose to either retain the contracts of Davidson and fellow assistant coach Daniel Brizard or to bring in a new staff. 

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