March 16, 2001
BERKELEY - Head coach Caren Horstmeyer announced Friday that Sue Phillips-Chargin has resigned as an assistant coach with the California women's basketball team to return to coaching high school basketball and teaching mathematics.
"Sue has done a great job for us," said Horstmeyer. "She is an outstanding motivator and her on-court presence is outstanding. We wish her luck with her future endeavors."
"Being a part of Cal basketball has been a great learning experience," said Phillips-Chargin. "However, I'm looking forward to getting back to high school coaching and teaching mathematics. Recruiting took away time from coaching on the basketball court. With the high school game, I'm afforded the luxury of spending more time with my team."
Before joining the Golden Bears for the 2000-01 season, Phillips-Chargin served eight seasons as head women's basketball coach at her alma mater, Archbishop Mitty High School, where she compiled a 224-31 (.878) record. Phillips-Chargin guided the Monarchs to national and state prominence, winning two state championships, four Northern California titles and eight Central Coast Section championships. She also taught mathematics for the San Jose school.
Horstmeyer indicated that she plans to fill the vacancy on the Cal staff by mid April.