Lenoir-Rhyne University has announced the hiring of Katie Pate as Head Women's Basketball Coach. Pate becomes the 11th head coach in program history. Pate replaces Todd Starkey, who stepped down last week to become an Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Indiana University. Pate returns to Lenoir-Rhyne after

leaving in late spring for an Assistant Women's Basketball Coaching position at Georgia State in Atlanta, Ga.