A new era in Saluki Women's Basketball

    Head coach Cindy Stein.

    Head coach Cindy Stein.

    July 25, 2013

    Southern Illinois University Athletics introduced Cindy Stein as the new head coach of Saluki women's basketball on April 3, 2013. A proven winner with experience turning around struggling programs, Stein has hit the ground running over the summer.

    Stein's first hire after taking the reins of the program was adding former SIU head coach and longtime Saluki assistant Julie Beck as the team's director of operations. Stein followed by adding associate head coach Andrea Gorski, another former collegiate head coach, as well as assistants Kat Martin and Christelle N'Garsanet.

    Stein also signed her first Saluki in May, inking coach Gorski's daughter Kiley Gorski for 2013. The SIU staff has been busy over the summer both on the court and on the recruiting trail.

    In case you missed it, here is a quick recap of the summer women's basketball news:

    Cindy Stein named SIU Women's Basketball head coach
    Julie Beck named Women's Basketball director of operations
    Andrea Gorski named associate head coach for Women's Basketball
    Stein adds Kat Martin to coaching staff
    Salukis sign Kiley Gorski for 2013
    N'Garsanet completes women's basketball staff

    Those interested in following Saluki women's basketball can check out the team on Twitter @SIU_WBasketball and on facebook.com/SouthernIllinoisUniversityWomensBasketball. Also, here is a quick Twitter directory for the SIU women's basketball coaching staff:

    Head Coach Cindy Stein@CoachCStein
    Associate Head Coach Andrea Gorski@AndreaGorski
    Assistant Coach Kat Martin@CoachKat44
    Assistant Coach Christelle N'Garsanet@KikiBalla14
    Director of Operations Julie Beck@JBSaluki