Head women's basketball coach Phil Stern is on leave from UMBC, the school said in a statement Thursday. Assistant coach Carlee Dewey is serving as acting head
Stern, who was in his 17th year coaching the team, had been on leave from UMBC since early December.
Spokespersons from the school, athletic department and University System of Maryland declined to comment on why Stern resigned. An athletic department spokesman declined to comment in December on why he was on leave.
Stern’s time at UMBC included 202 victories for and four postseason berths, including an NCAA tournament appearance in 2007. The Retrievers are 8-18 this season and haven’t had a winning record since 2015-16.