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Golden Eagles coach Terri Mitchell looks on during No. 5 Marquette's BIG EAST Quarterfinals matchup with No. 4 Villanova on 3/9/14.

Terri Mitchell coaching Marquette in Rosemont, IL for the 2014 Big East Tournament. (Photo by Francesca Reed)

The Marquette women’s basketball program remains without a head coach after the athletics department announced April 9 that Terri Mitchell would not return for the 2014-15 season. However, the position may not be vacant for long.

According to Michael Hunt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Marquette would like to hire a new coach by the end of the week.

“We’re hoping to get something decided by this week,” Interim Athletic Director Bill Cords told the Journal Sentinel. “There has been a lot of interest. We’ve been impressed by the quality and the depth of the pool.”

Much like what Steve Wojciechowski did since arriving at Marquette, the new women’s basketball coach would have to reach out to recruits to see if they would still come to Marquette in the fall. So far, all three recruits, Tia Elbert, Kenisha Bell and Hannah Grim, are still signed to Marquette and will attend Marquette, according to ESPN.com.

Since Mitchell’s departure, men’s assistant coach Jerry Wainwright has been in charge of the team’s offseason routine.

The Golden Eagles’ coaching departure started when assistant coach Tyler Summitt accepted the head coaching job at Louisiana Tech April 2. Just one week later, Mitchell announced her departure from the team.

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