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Ulland stepping aside as Jimmie women's basketball coach

The winningest coach by percentage in University of Jamestown women's basketball history has a new job.

Greg Ulland accepted the position of vice president of enrollment management at the university Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the school. A search for Ulland's replacement as head women's basketball coach is currently underway.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to serve in this expanded role," stated Ulland in the release. "I look forward to sharing my love and passion for the University of Jamestown with current and future Jimmies."

A 2001 University of Jamestown graduate, Ulland led the Jimmies to 215 wins since taking over the program 2010. His teams have won the past five consecutive North Star Athletic Association regular season conference championships, en route to seven straight NAIA Division II national tournament appearances.

Ulland and the Jimmies won a program record 31 games this past season and advanced to the Elite 8 at nationals for a third time in four years.

"Greg is a person who demonstrates passion and commitment in everything he does," stated University of Jamestown president Polly Peterson. "He has achieved tremendous success as a coach, recruiter and member of the faculty and is committed to the vision of our university."

Ulland's winning average of 82 percent in 261 women's basketball games is tops at the university. Former coach Lawrie Paulson led the Jimmie women to 276 wins in 19 seasons from 1985 to 2004.

The Jimmies won at least 21 games per season during Ulland's eight-year tenure.

Michael Savaloja

Hometown: Churchs Ferry, N.D.; College: North Dakota

A recipient of the NDHSCA Award of Merit, Savaloja has been reporting sports for The Sun since 2008.

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