Jamelle Elliott To Be Named At Cincinnati

By Mel Greenberg

Longtime Connecticut assistant Jamelle Elliott will be named Tuesday as the new women's coach at Cincinnati, a source familiar with the negotiations said Monday night.

The source asked to remain unidentified because the announcement is not yet official.

The former Huskies star becomes the second member of Geno Auriemma's staff to move to a head coaching in less than a year, following Temple's hire of Tonya Cardoza last July to succeed Dawn Staley.

Elliott, a native of Washington was a finalist a year ago at both Northwestern and George Washington She played on Connecticut's first NCAA champion in 1995 and was again part of another unbeaten team this past season on the sidelines when the Huskies went 39-0 to beat Big East rival Louisville in St. Louis.

The appointment means Auriemma will face two of his former players next season, going against Cincinnati in the Big East and against Hartford coach Jen Rizzotti.

-- More later.

  -- Mel