Austin Parkinson is stepping down after 12 seasons

Austin Parkinson is stepping down after 12 seasons as the IUPUI head coach of the women’s basketball program.

Parkinson is moving to take over Butler University's women’s basketball program. He will take over Kurt Godlevke after this year’s 1-27 record.

He is the all-time leader in wins with 224. He has led the team with eight postseason berths and two Horizon League championships.

Parkinson took over during the middle of the 2010-2011 season. The team finished the season 4-26. In 2011-2012 with Parkinson at the helm, the team finished 13-19. By his third season, the team was 20-12. The Jaguars made the WNIT tournament that same year

Parkinson’s best year was the 2020 Horizon League Coach of the Year when the team won the Horizon League tournament and earned its first NCAA tournament berth. The appearance was short-lived due to the tournament being canceled due to COVID-19.

This past season, Parkinson led the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance after the Jags won the 2022 Horizon League tournament. The Jags had a 24-5 record and an 18-2 conference record. They went on a 15-game win streak. In the AP Poll, IUPUI received one vote during the winning stretch. 

Parkinson helped Macee Williams earn Horizon League Player of the Year for four years. This is the best run for a player in Horizon League history.

Parkinson will close his IUPUI coaching record of 223-141 and a conference record of 134-68.

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