Bento inherits NCAA Tournament team

June 12, 2002
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Michelle Bento was hired as Santa Clara's new women's basketball coach on Tuesday.

Bento, a native of nearby Mountain View, was an assistant coach at Syracuse the past four seasons, recently receiving a promotion to associate head coach. Last spring, the Orangemen made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 14 years.

Bento, who has never previously been a head coach, played basketball and softball at Fresno State. She was an assistant at San Jose State ...

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