Eagan Introduced as Drury Head Coach
Shelby County native and Truman State University Hall of Fame member Amy Eagan has been named as the next head coach for the Drury University women’s basketball program. Drury President Dr. Timothy Cloyd and Vice President and Director of Athletics Corey Bray announced Eagan’s promotion today (Monday) after Molly Miller stepped down to become the head coach at Grand Canyon University. Eagan was an assistant coach for Drury this past season helping the Lady Panthers to a 32-0 record, a number one national ranking in NCAA Division II throughout the year, and the team’s fourth straight GLVC championship. Centralmoinfo.com connected to the introduction, which was done via a Zoom conference. Eagan reacted to being named head coach at Drury….
Eagan came to Drury after a successful tenure as the head coach at Truman. In six seasons with the Bulldogs, she became the program’s all-time leader in career coaching wins and winning percentage posting a mark of 111-62 (.642). In her final season as head coach at Truman in 2018-19, she led the Bulldogs to a 23-8 record, a 13-5 record in the GLVC, and an NCAA-II tournament appearance. It was the best finish in the program’s 46-year history. In 2014, Eagan guided Truman State to a GLVC championship as the team went 22-9, 12-6 in the league, and then took the Lady Panthers to overtime in the opening round of the NCAA-II tournament on Drury’s floor. Eagan was asked if getting this job was the reason she left a head coaching post at Truman to become an assistant this past season for the Lady Panthers…..
As a player at Truman State, Eagan was a four-time selection to the All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) team and still ranks fourth on the Bulldogs all-time scoring list with 1,527 points. Eagan is the program’s career leader in assists (529), steals (328), steals per game (3.3), free throws made (483), and free throws attempted (704). She set Truman’s single-game scoring record with 46 points against Southern Indiana during the 1998-99 season and was named an honorable mention All-American after leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA Regional final. Truman State has had six 20-win seasons, and Eagan was the head coach for three of them and was part of another one as a player. She was inducted into the Truman State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.
Eagan came to Truman after a standout prep career at South Shelby High School, where she was voted to the All-State team in Class 2.
Through social media many of the Drury players expressed support for Eagan to take over after Miller’s announced departure. She appreciated their support….
At Drury, Eagan will enter her 12th season as a collegiate head coach. Before her return to Truman as a head coach, Eagan led the women’s basketball program at Ashford University in Iowa from 2010-2013. She was also head coach at Saint Ambrose (Iowa) from 2005-07. Her career coaching record is 187-142.